* {{Anvilicious}}: Very much so, and actually the reason it became popular: it was so [[{{Anvilicious}} anviliciously]] religious that the [[MoralGuardians Puritans]] considered it as suitable for reading on Sundays as the Bible itself.
* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]]: "So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side."
* DesignatedEvil: One of the characters Christian comes across is Ignorance; a pleasant, friendly young man who tries to get into the Celestial City by doing good works and living his life according to Jesus' example, rather than simply through faith. He gets thrown into Hell for his arrogance.
** One of the "evil" characters is named Talkative. ''Talkative''. After all the other NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast, his seems enormously anticlimactic.
* MisaimedFandom: Of a more InsultBackfire type of way. Muckraker in the book is a character who is so obsessed with cleaning up mud on the ground that he fails to notice a golden crown above him. Journalists in the early 20th century who investigated big corporations were dubbed "muckrakers" as an insult, but it eventually turned into a positive term thanks to UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt's speech "[[http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/teddyrooseveltmuckrake.htm The Man With the Muck-Rake]]", which notes the irony of the nickname.
* ValuesDissonance: Uh, yeah, some. "Abandon your wife and children" isn't generally considered acceptable even as an allegory these days. Also, Ignorance's fate can come off as unnecessarily harsh and arbitrary. ("Look, sorry, you really need to go back and follow the proper path. You've done nothing wrong, so we'll hold a spot for you.")