What is Christian's burden in The Pilgrim's Progress? What was the reason for his burden to fall off when he saw the cross?

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Christian's burden is related directly to the Biblical idea of human sin—it is the knowledge of his sin that burdens him. In the Bible (according to Paul, Christ, and many sources in the Old Testament), the knowledge of good and evil—that is, the understanding that our actions are evil—is what causes our destruction, and therein lies the...

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