Christian Allegory In The Pilgrim's Progress

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Introduction: The Pilgrim 's Progress is an allegory of Puritan ideals. This allegorical story have extended metaphor representing larger concepts or idea. Every element of the story (characters, actions, events, dialogues, etc.) is representing analogy for typical Christian concepts (faith, hope, love, temptation, salvation, etc.). The Pilgrim 's Progress is considered to be one of the greatest Christian allegories ever written. In the further part of the paper here will be content about influence of Christianity in his life and how Bunyan have used Christian allegory in the text “The Pilgrim’s Progress”. Definition of Christian Allegory: A story that has a deeper or more general meaning in addition to its surface meaning. Allegories are…show more content…
Because Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress as an allegory rather than a novel, Christian is not represented as particularly complicated or conflicted and has a simple personality. Christian represents just one profound aspect of the human experience: the search for religious truth. He is his faith (hence his name). Christian’s motivation, the search for salvation in the Celestial City, clearly defines him. Christian is deeply goal oriented. Because reaching the Celestial City has a life-or-death urgency for him, he has little time or energy for lesser matters. Even his family shrinks nearly to insignificance in his mind as soon as he leaves for his journey. He never mentions his wife or children to his travel companions. At the Palace Beautiful, he shows some emotion when one of the four mistresses of the house inquires about his family, but he does not bring up the subject himself, nor does he return to it later. This does not mean Christian lacks feeling but only that the goal of salvation far outweighs any earthly concerns a pilgrim has. Christian who is the protagonist of the allegory starts his journey to the path of Celestial city to disburden his sin thus he could be purify
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