In "The Pilgrim's Progress," what are the arrows that Beelzebub sends?

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Christian nears the Wicket Gate via the path on which Evangelist sent him after he was diverted by Mr. Worldly Wiseman and Mr. Legality into seeking deliverance without traveling through the Wicket Gate, and Evangelist has assured him that Christian will be welcomed there. As he is about to step through the gate, he is suddenly grabbed and quickly pulled through by a character named Good-will. He is told that near the gate,

A strong castle has been built and its captain is named Beelzebub. From there, both he and his army shoot arrows at those who seek entrance at the Gate, endeavoring to slay pilgrims before they pass through.

Beelzebub is Satan himself, and he tries to keep Christians from entering the Wicket Gate, a necessary step on the way to God. Therefore, it stands to reason that the arrows he shoots are symbolic of temptations to sin, which the Devil might present us in order to keep us from Jesus Christ. After all, Good-will is later revealed to be Christ himself.

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Beelzebub has been appointed to shoot arrows at all travelers attempting to enter the Wicket Gate, which is a representation of the narrow path that one must take to reach salvation through belief in Jesus Christ.  Although tempted to take the Legal route to salvation by visiting Legality, which was recommended by Mr. Worldly Wiseman, Christian eventually makes his way back to the entrance to the Wicket Gate, knowing that this is the only way to salvation, thanks to the wise words of Evangelist.

The arrows being shot by Beelzebub ("Lord of the Flies") are symbolic of the sins that stand in our way as we, according to John Bunyan, make our way to the Wicket Gate, the narrow path to salvation. Beelzebub is constantly putting conflicts and temptations in our path, but we must, like Christian, stay on the narrow path to defeat Satan.

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