Analysis Of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim Progress

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The Pilgrim Progress is written by John Bunyan. He was born in 1628. He is one of the most famous preacher of his day. He achieved his authority as a preacher and as a poet. He wrote The Pilgrim Progress while he was in the jail. He could have freed himself by promising not to preach, but he refused. Later he was released and upon his release, he published the pilgrim progress in 1678. Bunyan itself has an impact on the book. The story is amazing and thrilling. It is a travel story, which depicts the journey of Christian from one place to another, encountering unusual character and dangerous places. It also a quest story, in which Christian leaves the city of Destruction in a search to find Celestial city (The city of God). Moreover, this story is an allegorical story, one that reveals its ideas and proposes throughout its characters, settings, and places. Allegory is shown as personalification, metaphors or symbols. The readers will probably see it as adventurous journey that based on action scenes. However, they may not figure its true meaning, which is the perseverance of human being in seeking his soul's salvation to get…show more content…
He is a great author who can alter any work into a masterpiece. The plot of the book is amazing and it’s a mix of genres. It took place in the narrator's dream from jail. The story consists of two meanings, one is straightforward, and the other is hidden. Bunyan uses allegories to make the readers recognized theses hidden massages. His characters also are well made especially Christian. They are not complicated and each one of the represent its name. The authority embodied in his book greatly influence his readers, since it resemble the bible. Through his work, we understand the concept of canon and authority and the reasons of its canonical. We also gained experience and insight into what canonical texts
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