The Pilgrim 's Progress By John Bunyan

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The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan is one of the most famous books in English literature and the Protestant religion. It has been translated into more languages than any other book in existence besides the Bible. He writes the story intricately, with many descriptive details, which causes the story to seem almost life-like. The story can be enjoyed by people of any religion or belief. It showcases Bunyan’s poetic prowess, and his intellect as a writer, and this is why it is regarded as one of the greatest books of all time. To begin with, an allegory is a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one, in this case a religious one. The majority of the characters in the story, all have adjectives as names, which seems peculiar. But, as the story goes on the characters seem to fit the meaning of their name or sometimes it is blatantly stated in the story. The story can be confusing, irrational, and real, just like an actual dream. The phrase “delivered under the similitude of a dream” means that the story is described in so much depth, that the details seem almost illusional, hazy and dream-like. Subsequently, the Interpreter is Christian’s source of spiritual guidance, resembling a pastor or youth group leader in today’s world. It shows that because, the instance that Christian enters his home the interpreter teaches him many lessons in the sense of a parable, exactly the way Jesus would do it. In a sense,
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