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The Pilgrim's Progress Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Through Page 30 Summary

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Part 1: Through Page 30 Summary

Pilgrim's Progress catalogs the journey of Christian, a man who is seeking his salvation on a pilgrimage to Heaven. Along the way, Christian encounters many obstacles that test his faith as well as many characters that are useful in showing him the difference between right and wrong, from a perspective of Christian religious faith. After Christian attains his heavenly reward, his family completes a pilgrimage to join him. Told as a dream, this seventeenth century religious classic uses Bible verses mixed with allegorical characters to preach its evangelist message.

The author sets out to justify why he has written the story. He hopes to teach people through the use of allegory and metaphor. He hopes that this approach does not offend those who feel that all religious works should be sacred. Instead, he wishes to produce something that helps people find a place...

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