History Literature / ThePilgrimsProgress

15th Jan '17 1:31:11 PM MotiveFan
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Obviously, Christian runs into a few. Remarkably, the one actually named [[MeaningfulName 'Hypocrite']] doesn't get much time to show off his hypocrisy. A better example is shown in Talkative, who talks good game but Christian knows him personally to be a terrible person.



* ManipulativeBastard: Every demon in the story, a notable example is the ones in the Valley of the Shadow of Death. The Flatter also qualifies.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Every demon in the story, a notable example is the ones in the Valley of the Shadow of Death. The Flatter Flatterer also qualifies.
17th Nov '16 8:23:05 PM Fireblood
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* {{Mordor}}: The Valley of the Shadow of Death is portrayed as this, fitting as it contains several entrances to hell. [[OlderThanTheyThink It also predates the Trope Namer by over three centuries]].



* 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]].

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* 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 Faithful. After that Christian escapes]].


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* {{Mordor}}: The Valley of the Shadow of Death is portrayed as this, fitting as it contains several entrances to hell. [[OlderThanTheyThink It also predates the Trope Namer by over three centuries]].
9th Nov '16 5:42:41 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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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 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).

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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 Moses]].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).
21st Oct '16 4:17:57 AM Tropgun1
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* FamedInStory: Christian is this in Part 2.



* 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).

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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 that 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).



* ManipulativeBastard: Every demon in the story, a notable example is the ones in the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: Several people, such as Lot's wife in part one, and Simple, Sloth and Presumption in part 2.
* ManipulativeBastard: Every demon in the story, a notable example is the ones in the Valley of the Shadow of Death. The Flatter also qualifies.
21st Oct '16 3:50:31 AM Tropgun1
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* DespairEventHorizon: Giant Despair, and his wife Dividence, capture unsuspecting pilgrims and torture them to the point of [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: Giant Despair, and his wife Dividence, Diffidence, capture unsuspecting pilgrims and torture them to the point of [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].


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* MadeOfIron: Giant Despair is shown to be difficult to kill when Great Heart and Christian's sons fight him.
* ManipulativeBastard: Every demon in the story, a notable example is the ones in the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
21st Oct '16 3:45:01 AM Tropgun1
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* {{Mordor}}: The Valley of the Shadow of Death is portrayed as this, fitting as it contains several entrances to hell and [[OlderThanTheyThink predates the Trope Namer by over three centuries]].

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* {{Mordor}}: The Valley of the Shadow of Death is portrayed as this, fitting as it contains several entrances to hell and hell. [[OlderThanTheyThink It also predates the Trope Namer by over three centuries]].
21st Oct '16 3:41:00 AM Tropgun1
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* {{Mordor}}: The Valley of the Shadow of Death is portrayed as this, fitting as it contains several entrances to hell and [[OlderThanTheyThink predates the Trope Namer by over three centuries]].
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.
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