Essay Topic 1
Christian represents the common man, who is faced with the question of what will happen to him after death. He is disturbed by images of Hell and chooses to leave his home and family to seek salvation. On the way, he meets Evangelist, who acts as his spiritual guide. Christian shows his weaknesses in often being detoured from his goal by the forces of evil. One of the interesting points in this is that the evils that Christian avoids are not connected with murder or anything else so clearly evil. Instead, the people he meets show that laziness and greed are just as detrimental to the soul as any of those crimes.
1. Christian is universal, even today. To be human is to wonder about death. Discuss how Christian’s images of Hell might represent the universal fear of death. Use examples from Pilgrim’s Progress and...
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