History Literature / ThePilgrimsProgress

5th Sep '16 8:48:18 PM BroTim11
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* ValuesResonance: The second part of Pilgrim's Progress; the story of Christian's wife and children has them take up arms and help people including the mentally-challenged. This affirms that God is available for all and women, children and the mentally challenged can be brave pilgrims as well. This was written in the 17th century, when society had values deviating form God such as throwing the mentally challenged in a BedlamHouse, and most women were expected to StayInTheKitchen or make babies.
5th Sep '16 8:47:28 PM BroTim11
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* ValuesResonance: The second part of Pilgrim's Progress; the story of Christian's wife and children has them take up arms and help people including the mentally-challenged. This affirms that God is available for all and women, children and the mentally challenged can be brave pilgrims as well. This was written in the 17th century, when society had values deviating form God such as throwing the mentally challenged in a BedlamHouse, and most women were expected to StayInTheKitchen or make babies.
1st Sep '16 12:05:06 AM BroTim11
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The town where the Vanity Fair occurs.



%%* HangingJudge: Lord Hategood.

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%%* HangingJudge: Lord Hategood.* KangarooCourt: Christian and Faithful are put through one of these in Vanity Fair. This ends with them both being sentenced to death and [[spoiler: the torture and execution of Faithful, after that Christian escapes]].



%%* StayOnThePath: You'd think the characters would figure this out after the first few horrible events directly resulted from wandering away, but no...
%%** The author would probably say that you would think people would figure that out in RealLife but they don't and [[AnAesop that is the point]].

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%%* * StayOnThePath: You'd think the characters would figure this out after the first few horrible events directly resulted from wandering away, but no...
%%** The author would probably say that you
they regularly wander from it...
** This is allegorical for how one
would think people would figure that out in RealLife but they don't and [[AnAesop that is the point]].do not.



%%* TownWithADarkSecret: A number of such towns.
7th Aug '16 6:03:41 PM Fireblood
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* FlatEarthAtheist: Unsurprisingly, the character of Atheist gets depicted this way, since in the story Heaven is a place that you can actually see and walk up to, yet he claims not to have found it after twenty years in searching. Hopeful says he is "blinded by the god of this World" (i.e. Satan).



* IntergenerationalFriendship: In the second part, Christiana begins her own journey to Celestial City, bringing her four children and her friend/neighbour, Mercy. Mercy is described as a maiden much younger than Christiana, and would later marry Christiana's eldest son.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: In the second part, Christiana begins her own journey to Celestial City, bringing her four children and her friend/neighbour, friend/neighbor, Mercy. Mercy is described as a maiden much younger than Christiana, and would later marry Christiana's eldest son.



* KnightTemplar: Moses is depicted as a harsh and violent judge who tries to kill Christian for his momentarily weakness. (Yes, ''[[Literature/TheBible that]]'' [[Literature/TheBible Moses]]. He's meant to represent the Law, i.e. it can only condemn people for disobedience, but can't actually bring salvation, since knowing the law doesn't give people the power to obey them)

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* KnightTemplar: Moses is depicted as a harsh and violent judge who tries to kill Christian for his momentarily weakness. (Yes, ''[[Literature/TheBible that]]'' [[Literature/TheBible Moses]]. He's meant to represent the Law, i.e. it can only condemn people for disobedience, but can't actually bring salvation, since knowing the law doesn't give people the power to obey them)obey).
8th Jul '16 3:50:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* CallToAdventure: Evangelist was the one who sets Christian on his pilgrimage to Celestial City, though he all but disappears afterwards.



* TheObiWan: Evangelist was the one who sets Christian on his pilgrimage to Celestial City, though he all but disappears afterwards.
31st May '16 9:21:34 PM Fireblood
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* RefusalOfTheCall: Christian's wife and children refuses to accompany Christian to Celestial City, forcing him to go alone. Subverted in the Second part, where they finally decided to go on their own pilgrimage to reunite with him.

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* RefusalOfTheCall: Christian's wife and children refuses refuse to accompany Christian to Celestial City, forcing him to go alone. Subverted in the Second part, where they finally decided to go on their own pilgrimage to reunite with him.



%%* TakeThat: A couple at the Catholic Church. There's also some jabs at the notion of government-approved religion (i.e., the Church of England) but these are a bit more subtle.

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%%* TakeThat: A couple at the Catholic Church. There's also some jabs at the notion of government-approved religion (i.e., the Church of England) England), but these are a bit more subtle.
9th Feb '16 3:51:21 PM Adept
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At one time, this book was nearly ubiquitous in the houses of British and American Protestants. Many nineteenth-century literary works refer to it, including ''LittleWomen'' and ''[[Creator/CharlotteBronte Villette]]''. It provides the origin for the term "muckraker" for a certain type of journalism and supplied William Makepeace Thackeray with the title for his novel ''Literature/VanityFair''. Creator/CSLewis also put his own spin on it with his allegorical novel ''Literature/ThePilgrimsRegress.''

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At one time, this book was nearly ubiquitous in the houses of British and American Protestants. Many nineteenth-century literary works refer to it, including ''LittleWomen'' ''Literature/LittleWomen'' and ''[[Creator/CharlotteBronte Villette]]''. It provides the origin for the term "muckraker" for a certain type of journalism and supplied William Makepeace Thackeray with the title for his novel ''Literature/VanityFair''. Creator/CSLewis also put his own spin on it with his allegorical novel ''Literature/ThePilgrimsRegress.''



* BewareOfViciousDog: The dog owned by the Innkeeper's next-door neighbor in the second part.

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* %%* BewareOfViciousDog: The dog owned by the Innkeeper's next-door neighbor in the second part.



* CardCarryingVillain: Some of the NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast indicate this.

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* %%* CardCarryingVillain: Some of the NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast indicate this.



* DespairEventHorizon: The point of Giant Despair's dungeon. Luckily, it doesn't always work.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Hopeful, once a citizen of the indulgent and corrupt city of Vanity Fair, becomes impressed by Faithful and Christian's refusal to partake in the Fair's sinful lifestyle, and becomes Christian's new companion after Faithful dies.

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* DespairEventHorizon: The Giant Despair, and his wife Dividence, capture unsuspecting pilgrims and torture them to the point of Giant Despair's dungeon. Luckily, it doesn't always work.
[[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].
* DefectorFromDecadence: Hopeful, once a citizen of the indulgent and corrupt city of Vanity Fair, becomes was impressed by Faithful and Christian's refusal to partake in the Fair's sinful lifestyle, and becomes Christian's new companion after Faithful dies.dies.
* DeusExMachina: When Christian and Hopeful were captured by the giant Despair and were close to crossing the DespairEventHorizon, Christian suddenly remembers that he has a key called Promise, that could open the doors of the castle, which allows them to escape.



* TheEveryman: Christiana, her four children and Mercy represent the lives of the average believers. Their comparatively more peaceful journey has an apparent SliceOfLife feel that the general audience are more likely to experience, rather than the epic struggles Christian faced in the first part.

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* TheEveryman: Christiana, her four children and Mercy represent the lives of the average believers. Their comparatively more peaceful journey has an a more apparent SliceOfLife feel that the general audience are more likely to experience, rather than the epic struggles Christian faced in the first part.



* HeelFaceTurn: Hopeful, a former resident of the sinister Vanity Fair, became what his name implies after witnessing Christian and Faithful enduring their torments with patience, and later goes with Christian after Faithful's death.



* MeaningfulName: Almost everyone is named after a virtue or vice, and the implications of their role in a Christian's day-to-day life. Even those bearing the name of Biblical characters

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* MeaningfulName: Almost everyone is named after a virtue or vice, and the implications of their role in a Christian's day-to-day life. Even those bearing the name of Biblical characters represents something related to the Christian living.
* MerchantCity: The Vanity Fair is a decadent town that sells all sorts of worldly pleasures, including husbands, wives, children, souls, etc.



* LongTitle: While normally just referred to as "Pilgrim's Progress", its actual title is "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream". Yeah, in the first edition, the title takes up the whole cover.



* OverlyLongTitle: While normally just referred to as "Pilgrim's Progress", its actual title is "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream". Yeah, in the first edition, the title takes up the whole cover.



* StayOnThePath: You'd think the characters would figure this out after the first few horrible events directly resulted from wandering away, but no...
** The author would probably say that you would think people would figure that out in RealLife but they don't and [[AnAesop that is the point]].

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* %%* StayOnThePath: You'd think the characters would figure this out after the first few horrible events directly resulted from wandering away, but no...
** %%** The author would probably say that you would think people would figure that out in RealLife but they don't and [[AnAesop that is the point]].
9th Feb '16 3:37:10 PM Adept
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At one time, this book was nearly ubiquitous in the houses of British and American Protestants. Many nineteenth-century literary works refer to it, including ''LittleWomen'' and ''[[Creator/CharlotteBronte Villette]]''. It provides the origin for the term "muckraker" for a certain type of journalism and supplied William Makepeace Thackeray with the title for his novel ''VanityFair''. Creator/CSLewis also put his own spin on it with his allegorical novel ''Literature/ThePilgrimsRegress.''

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At one time, this book was nearly ubiquitous in the houses of British and American Protestants. Many nineteenth-century literary works refer to it, including ''LittleWomen'' and ''[[Creator/CharlotteBronte Villette]]''. It provides the origin for the term "muckraker" for a certain type of journalism and supplied William Makepeace Thackeray with the title for his novel ''VanityFair''.''Literature/VanityFair''. Creator/CSLewis also put his own spin on it with his allegorical novel ''Literature/ThePilgrimsRegress.''
8th Feb '16 12:17:27 AM Adept
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* AnAesop: By the zillion. Also, the entire point of the work.
* {{Arcadia}}: The Delectable Mountains, Beulah Land.
* AuthorTract: And a big one.

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* %%* AnAesop: By the zillion. Also, the entire point of the work.
* %%* {{Arcadia}}: The Delectable Mountains, Beulah Land.
* AuthorAvatar: Pilgrim's Progress (especially the first part) is a partially autobiographical account of Bunyan's conversion, and Christian himself reflects (for the most part) Bunyan's own character and struggles in his life.
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AuthorTract: And a big one.



* BigBrotherMentor: Hopeful is the newcomer who tags along Christian's journey halfway through the pilgrimage after being impressed by the latter's faith. Their roles were quickly reversed, as Hopeful ends up having the stronger faith and is the one who encourages and supports Christian when he falls into doubt and depression.

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* BigBrotherMentor: Hopeful is the newcomer who tags along Christian's journey halfway through the pilgrimage after being impressed by the latter's faith. faith, and learns about the way of salvation from him. Their roles were quickly reversed, reversed though, as Hopeful ends up having the stronger faith and is the one who encourages and supports Christian when he falls into doubt and depression.



* EasyRoadToHell
* TheEveryman: Christian.

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* %%* EasyRoadToHell
* TheEveryman: Christian.Christiana, her four children and Mercy represent the lives of the average believers. Their comparatively more peaceful journey has an apparent SliceOfLife feel that the general audience are more likely to experience, rather than the epic struggles Christian faced in the first part.



* HangingJudge: Lord Hategood.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: In the second part, Christiana begins her own journey to Celestial City, bringing her four children and her friend/neighbour, Mercy. Mercy is described as a maiden much younger than Christiana, and would later marry Christiana's eldest son.
%%*
HangingJudge: Lord Hategood.



* MeaningfulName: ''Everyone'', with the few exceptions of Biblical figures (e.g. Moses, Christ, Enoch, and Elijah).

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* MeaningfulName: ''Everyone'', with Almost everyone is named after a virtue or vice, and the few exceptions implications of their role in a Christian's day-to-day life. Even those bearing the name of Biblical figures (e.g. Moses, Christ, Enoch, and Elijah).characters



* LongTitle
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''E.g.'' Lord Hategood, Giant Despair, etc.
* NamesToTrustImmediately: ''E.g.'' Help, Evangelist, The Interpreter

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* LongTitle
LighterAndSofter: The characters in second part of the book experiences significantly less drama and emotional turmoil, compared to the hardships that Christian, Faithful and Hopeful endured in the first part.
* LongTitle: While normally just referred to as "Pilgrim's Progress", its actual title is "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream". Yeah, in the first edition, the title takes up the whole cover.
%%*
NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''E.g.'' Lord Hategood, Giant Despair, etc.
* %%* NamesToTrustImmediately: ''E.g.'' Help, Evangelist, The Interpreter



* TakeThat: A couple at the Catholic Church. There's also some jabs at the notion of government-approved religion (i.e., the Church of England) but these are a bit more subtle.

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* %%* TakeThat: A couple at the Catholic Church. There's also some jabs at the notion of government-approved religion (i.e., the Church of England) but these are a bit more subtle.



* TownWithADarkSecret: A number of such towns.
* WorldOfSymbolism: {{Justified}} by an AllJustADream opening.
* WriterOnBoard: It's an allegory; what did you expect?
* YellowBrickRoad: Stick to the straight and narrow. [[ShortCutsMakeLongDelays That easier thing is not easier.]]

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* %%* TownWithADarkSecret: A number of such towns.
* %%* WorldOfSymbolism: {{Justified}} by an AllJustADream opening.
* %%* WriterOnBoard: It's an allegory; what did you expect?
* %%* YellowBrickRoad: Stick to the straight and narrow. [[ShortCutsMakeLongDelays That easier thing is not easier.]]
7th Feb '16 11:47:21 PM Adept
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* MotorMouth: The aptly named Talkative, who would drone on and on with his words for up to several pages at once.
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