The Pilgrim's Progress

Kirsty S
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A really vague mind map about John Buyan's allegorical "novel"

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The Pilgrim's Progress
1 Author
1.1
1.2 John Bunyan
1.2.1 writer and preacher
1.2.1.1 Original purpose of book was for his own church
1.2.2 28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688
1.2.3 Imprisoned for being religious dissenter after Restoration
1.2.3.1 Areas of novel are based upon the feelings that Buyan experienced
1.3 Not written by an upper class person
1.3.1 Bunyan was the son of a poor bedforshire tailor who recieved minimal education
1.4 Book inspired by his own experiences in Christianity and his struggles
2 One of the most widely read English language novels
2.1 Influential and important when considering Restoration Lit
3 PLOT SUMMARY
3.1 Highly allegorical
3.1.1 One of the novel's defining features
3.1.2 Based of Bunyan's experiences
3.1.2.1 Advice to readers
3.1.3 How to be a good Christian
3.2 Broski falls
4 Allegories
4.1 Vanity fair
4.1.1 Comment on politics / society
4.1.2 Faithful is killed without a fair trial
4.1.2.1 Reflected experience of Bunyan and others like him trials at the hands of the government
4.2 Apollyon
4.2.1 Biblical origin
4.2.1.1 Greek version - "Destroyer"
4.2.1.1.1 Ruin of The City of Destruction
4.2.2 Representative of the Devil
4.2.2.1 ruler of the city of destruction but Christian won't bow to him
4.2.2.1.1 (Bunyan - don't give in to devil)
4.3 Slough of Despond
4.3.1 Christians "burden" -- sins
4.4 Celestial city
4.5 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SYMBOLIC AND ALLEGORIC
4.5.1 The major difference is that in allegories the reference point is clear and relatively unambiguous; whereas, with symbols the range of meaning is more ambiguous and uncertain.
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