The Pilgrim's Progress Setting & Symbolism

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City of Destruction

The City of Destruction is the hometown of Christian and his family. Christian has a vision that the city will be destroyed in fire and punishment. This leads him to set out on his pilgrimage to the Celestial City.

Slough of Despair

The first obstacle in the path to the Celestial City is this mire, which sits right before the Wicket Gate. The Slough was created by the doubt and worry of other pilgrims who gave up the search for salvation. No one has been able to fix this place, but people have managed to put a set of steps in it for those who look for them.

Wicket Gate

The Wicket Gate is the official entrance to the pilgrim path. Only those that are officially invited to enter here have a chance of being accepted at the Celestial City. Many people try to shortcut...

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