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On November 28, , in a quiet cottage nestled within the English Theologian John Owen, a contemporary of Bunyan, when asked by of The Pilgrim's Progress, free of charge in three digital formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI). Download Pilgrim's Progress (in Modern English) right now for free to your Kindle ! This version is tweaked just enough to make it more. English literature. LC Subjects: 17th and . —Evangelist overtakes Christian and Faithful—Vanity Fair—the Pilgrims brought to trial—Faithful's martyrdom. The Seventh Stage. —Christian and Hopeful—By-ends and his companions—plain of .

Christian seeks to rid himself of a terrible burden, the weight of his sins, that he feels after reading a book ostensibly the Bible. Evangelist points him toward a wicket-gate, and he heads off, leaving his family behind. He falls into the Slough of Despond, dragged down by his burden, but is saved by a man named Help. Christian next meets Mr. Legality or his son Civility.

This is the way you must go. Christian: But are there no twists and turns and forks, by which a stranger can lose his way?

Good Will: Yes, there are many paths that abut this one, but they are crooked and wide. This is how you can distinguish the right from the wrong, the right being only straight and narrow. Then I saw in my dream that Christian asked him if he could help remove the burden from his back, for he had not yet gotten rid of it, nor could he get it off without help.

Good Will: Be content to bear your burden until you come to the place of deliverance; there it will fall from your back by itself. So Christian girded up his loins and prepared to continue the journey, and Good Will told him that when he had gone a certain distance, he would come to the house of the Interpreter, at whose door he should knock, and who would show him some excellent things.

Then Christian took leave of that good man, and bade him God-speed. Then he went on until he came to the house of the Interpreter, where he knocked several times. At last someone came to the door and asked who was there. So that man called to the master of the house, who came to Christian and asked him what he wanted.

I was told by the man who stands at the gate that if I called here, you would show me excellent things that might help me in my journey. Interpreter: Come in. I will show you things that will profit you. And he commanded his man to light a candle, and told Christian to follow him.

He led him into a private room, and told his man to open a certain door. When he had done so, Christian saw hanging on the wall a picture of a very grave person.

In the picture, the mans eyes were lifted to heaven, he held the best of books in his hand, the law of truth was written upon his lips, and the world was behind him. He was in a posture of pleading with men, and a crown of gold hung over his head. Christian: What does this mean?

Interpreter: The man in this picture is one of a thousand.

He can beget children,53 travail in birth with children,54 and nurse them himself when they are born. And as you see him, with eyes lifted to heaven, book in hand, and the law of truth written on his lips, it is to show you that his work is to know and disclose dark things to sinners. See how he is pleading with men? And see how his back is to the world, and how a crown hangs above his head?

That is to show that, turning away from the things of the world and despising earthly profits to serve his Master, he is sure to have a crown of glory in the next world as his reward.

Now, I have shown you this picture first because the man in this picture is the only man whom the Lord of the place you are going has authorized to be your guide in all difficult places you may come across in the way.

So pay attention to what I have shown you, and remember what you have seen, lest in your journey you meet with some who pretend to lead you straight, but whose way goes down to death. Then he took him by the hand and led into a very large room that was filled with dust. After viewing it for a few moments, the Interpreter called for a man to sweep the room. As he began to sweep, the dust flew about in the air so thickly that Christian felt as though he would choke.

Then the Interpreter told a young maidservant who stood nearby to bring water and sprinkle the room. When she had done so, the room was easily swept and cleaned. Christian asked what this meant. Interpreter: This parlor represents the heart of a man who was never sanctified by the sweet grace of the gospel; the dust is his sin nature and the inward corruptions that have defiled the whole man.

He that began to sweep first is the Law, but she that brought water and sprinkled it is the Gospel. You saw that when he first began to sweep, the dust flew about, so that he could not clean the room. In fact, you were almost choked; this shows that the law, instead of cleaning the heart from sin, just revives it, gives it strength, and increases it in the soul, for it does not have the power to subdue. This shows that when the gospel comes into the heart with its sweet and precious influences, then, as the 53 54 1 Cor 4.

The first one was called Passion, and the second Patience.

Passion was fidgeting, but Patience was very quiet and still. Christian asked why Passion was so discontented, and the Interpreter answered, Their Governor wants them to wait until the beginning of next year before they get their best things, but Passion wants it now. Patience is willing to wait. Then I saw someone bring a bag of goodies to Passion and pour it at his feet.

He squealed in delight and began to laugh at Patience, but after watching for just a little while, I saw that he had lavished it all away, and there was nothing left for him except a few rags. And Christian asked the Interpreter to explain this to him.

Interpreter: These two boys are representations: Passion, of the men of this world, and Patience, of the men of that world which is to come.

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As you saw, Passion wants it all right now, in this world. Such are men of the world, who must have all their good things now; they cant wait until next year, or in this case the next world, for their portion of goodies. The old proverb, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush has more authority for them than all the scriptural testimonies of the world that is to come.

But as you saw, they will all burn through what they have, and will be left with nothing but rags. So will it be with all such men at the end of this world. Christian: I see that Patience is the wiser, for several reasons. First, because he waits for the best things. Second, because he knows he will have his treasure when the other has nothing but rags. Interpreter: And you may add another: the glory of the next world will never diminish, but the treasures of this world are suddenly gone.

So Passion really had less cause to mock Patience when he had his goodies as Patience will have to mock Passion, because he will have his best things last. The first must become last, and the last will become first. So he that has his portion first has a certain time in which to spend it, but he who has his portion last may have it forever.

Thats why it is written, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.

Interpreter: You speak truly. For the things that are seen are temporary, but the unseen things are eternal. Then I saw in my dream that the Interpreter took Christian by the hand and led him into a place where a fire was burning against a wall. Here a man stood pouring water on it to quench it, but the fire continued to burn, and even to get higher and hotter. And again Christian asked the meaning of this. That man who is trying to put the fire out is the Devil, but you see that he cannot, and that the flame grows stronger, and you shall in a moment see the reason for that.

So he took him around to the other side of the wall, where they saw a man with a jar full of oil, which he continually poured into the fire, unbeknownst to the Devil.

And Christian said, What is the meaning of this? Interpreter: This is Christ, who continually, with the oil of His grace, maintains the work already begun in the heart. By this means, regardless of the Devils best efforts, the souls of His people remain full of grace. Then I saw the Interpreter take him again by the hand and lead him into a pleasant place, where a beautiful and stately palace stood, at the sight of which Christian was delighted. He saw also that some people, clothed in gold, were walking around the top of the castle.

Christian: Can we go in there? So the Interpreter led him up to the door of the palace, where stood a great company of men who apparently wanted to go in but did not dare. And over to the side sat a man at a small desk with a book and a pen in front of him, to take the name of anyone who should enter. In the doorway stood many men wearing armor, and resolved to do harm to any man who would enter.

Finally, when every man had retreated for fear of the armored men, Christian saw one with a determined look on his face go up to the man at the desk and say, Write down my name, sir.

And with that, the man drew his sword, put a helmet on his head, and rushed the door.

The soldiers inside attacked him with deadly force, but the man, not discouraged at all, began cutting and hacking fiercely.

After he had received and given many wounds, he managed to cut his way through them all61 and press forward into the palace, where all heard a pleasant voice saying, Come in, come in; eternal glory you shall win. So the man went in, and was clothed with garments of gold. Then Christian smiled and thought to himself, I think I know the meaning of this. Now, said Christian, let me go on with my journey. Interpreter: No, please stay just a little longer, until I have shown you a little more, and then you can go on.

And he took him by the hand again and led him into a very dark room, where sat a man in an iron cage. Now the man seemed very sad. He sat with his eyes looking down to the ground, his hand folded together, and he sighed as if his heart was breaking. The Interpreter told Christian to speak with the man. And Christian said to the man, What are you?

Christian: What were you once? I once was, I thought, destined for the Celestial City, and rejoiced at the thought that I would be going there. Man: I am now a man of despair, and am shut up in it, as in this iron cage. And now I cannot get out! Christian: How did you come to be in this condition? Man: I stopped watching myself and staying sober. I embraced my lusts and sinned against the light of the Word and the goodness of God. I have grieved the Holy Spirit, and now He is gone.

I tempted the Devil, and he is always around me. I have provoked God to anger, and He has left me. I have so hardened my heart that I cannot repent. Then Christian said to the Interpreter, Is there no longer hope for such a man as this?

And the Interpreter said, Ask him. But Christian begged him to. Interpreter: Is there no hope, but that you must be kept in the iron cage of despair?

Man: No, no hope at all. Interpreter: Why, the Son of the Blessed is very pitiful. Man: I have crucified Him to myself again and again. Interpreter: For what did you bring yourself into this condition? Man: For the lusts, pleasures, and profits of this world, in the enjoyment of which I gave myself many delights; but now every one of those things bites me and gnaws at me like a burning worm.

Interpreter: But cant you now repent? Man: God has denied me repentance. His Word gives me no encouragement to believe. He has Himself shut me up in this iron cage, and all the men in the world are not sufficient to break me out. Oh, eternity! Now must I grapple with the misery that will be mine for eternity!

Interpreter: Remember this mans misery, and let it be an everlasting caution. Christian: Well, this is terrifying! God help me to keep watch and be sober, and to pray that I may not do those things that caused this mans misery. Sir, isnt it time for me to move on now? Interpreter: I want to show you one more thing, and then you can be on your way. So he took Christian by the hand and led him into a chamber where one was getting out of bed.

And as this man put on his robe, he was trembling. Christian asked why this was so, and the Interpreter directed the man to tell him why. As I looked up in my dream , I saw the clouds moving very rapidly, and then I heard the sound of a great trumpet, and I saw a Man sitting upon a cloud, surrounded by the whole host of heaven, and those were clothed in flaming fire. I heard a voice say, Arise, you who have died, and come to judgment.

And the rocks broke, and the graves opened up, and the dead that were in them came forth. Some of them were ecstatic, and looked upward, but most tried to hide themselves under the mountains.

Cast them into the burning lake. Then He said to them, Gather My wheat into the garner69 and I saw many caught up and carried away into the clouds, but I was left behind. Christian: But what makes you so afraid of this sight? Man: I thought that the Day of Judgment had come and that I was not ready for it. But what really frightened me was that the angels gathered up many but left me behind; also, that the pit of hell opened its mouth just where I stood. And I realized that the Judge always has His eye on me, with an indignant look on His face.

Interpreter: Have you thought about all the things you have seen? Christian: Yes, and they have given me both hope and fear. Interpreter: Keep all these things in mind to spur you forward as you go along. Then Christian prepared to resume his journey, and the Interpreter said, The Comforter is always with you, good Christian, to guide you in the way that leads to the City.

So Christian went on his way: Here I have seen many things, unexpected but profitable, pleasant or dreadful, but all them will keep me focused on accomplishing what Ive begun. I will think about these things, and try to understand why they were shown to me. Thank you, Interpreter. Now I saw in my dream, that the highway up which Christian was going, had a wall on either side, and that wall was called Salvation.

He ran until he came to place where the road ascended just a bit, and at that place stood a cross with a sepulcher at the bottom. And I saw in my dream that just as Christian got to the cross, his burden fell away from him, slipping off his back and landing at the mouth of the sepulcher. It fell in, and I never saw it again. Then Christian was happy and felt light as a feather, and said merrily, He has given me rest by His sorrow, and life by His death.

Then he stood awhile and pondered what had just happened, because 66 67 1 Cor And as he thought about his Lords sacrifice, he began to cry. As he stood there weeping, three angels came to him and saluted him. Peace be with you, they said. Your sins have been forgiven, said the first angel. The second removed his old clothes and put on him a new, shining robe. Whos this? The Pilgrim. Tis true: Old things are passed away, alls become new. Strange, hes another man! Upon my word-They be fine feathers that make a fine bird!

Then Christian leaped three times for joy, and went on, singing: Thus far I have come, laden with my sin; nothing could ease the grief I was in, until I came here. What a place this is! Will here be the beginning of my bliss?

Here has the burden fallen off of my back. Here did the cords that bound it to me crack. Blest cross! Blest sepulcher!

Blest rather, be the One who was there put to shame for me! I saw then in my dream that he went on in this happy state until he reached a small valley, where he saw three men asleep in the field on the side of the road, and these men had shackles on their ankles. The first was named Simple, the second Sloth, and the third Presumption.

Christian went to them to wake them, and cried out, You are like those who sleep on top of a mast, for the Dead Sea is under you a bottomless sea. And if you are willing, I will help you remove your chains. For if he that goes about roaring like a lion should come by, you will certainly be devoured by him.

Simple said, I see no danger. Sloth said, Just a little more sleep. And Presumption said, I know full well what I am doing. Do not tell me what to do. And they all lay down to sleep again, and Christian went on his way. Yet he was bothered by the thought that men in danger should put such low value on the kindness of one who freely offered to help them.

And as he thought about this, he saw two men come tumbling over the wall on the side of the narrow way. They were named Formalism and Hypocrisy, and when they caught up with him, they began to converse with him: Christian: Gentlemen, where are you from, and where are you going? Both: We are from the land called Vanity, and were going for praise to Mount Zion. Christian: But why didnt you come in through the narrow gate at the beginning of this way? Dont you know that it is written, that he who comes in not by the door but climbs up some other way is a thief and a robber?

Christian: But wont our Lord view that as trespassing, and a violation of His revealed will? They told him that he didnt need to worry about that, because they had a longstanding custom of doing things that way, and could produce testimony that it had been done that way for two thousand years. Christian: Yes, but will your practice stand up in a court of law?

Both: That custom, having been so long established, would now certainly be admitted as lawful by any impartial judge. Besides, now that were in the way, what does it matter how we got in? If were in, were in. You came in via the gate, we came over the wall. Yet here we are together. How is your journey any better than ours?

Christian: Because I walk in the manner that my Lord has ordained, while you walk in a manner of your own choosing. In the Masters eyes, you are counted as thieves already, and I dont think youll be judged as true men when you get to the Celestial Gate. You came in by yourselves, without His permission, and youll go out by yourselves, without His mercy. Ill-favoured Ones, two evil characters Christiana sees in her dream, whom she and Mercy actually encounter when they leave the Wicket Gate.

The two Ill Ones are driven off by Great-Heart himself. Innocent, a young serving maid of the Interpreter, who answers the door of the house when Christiana and her companions arrive; and who conducts them to the garden bath, which signifies Christian baptism.

Greatheart, the guide and bodyguard sent by the Interpreter with Christiana and her companions from his house to their journey's end. He proves to be one of the main protagonists in the Second Part. He is also known as "Bloody-Man" because he has killed many pilgrims or sent them on mazes of detours, where they were lost forever.

Brisk, a suitor of Mercy's, who gives up courting her when he finds out that she makes clothing only to give away to the poor. He is shown to be a foppish, worldly-minded person who is double-minded about his beliefs. Skill, the godly physician called to the House Beautiful to cure Matthew of his illness, which is caused by eating the forbidden apples and fruits of Beelzebub which his mother told him not to, but he did it anyway. He holds a grudge against Greatheart for doing his duty of saving pilgrims from damnation and bringing them from darkness to light, from evil to good, and from Satan, the Devil to Jesus Christ, the Savior.

Old Honest, a pilgrim from the frozen town of Stupidity who joins them, a welcome companion to Greatheart. Old Honest tells the stories of Mr. Fearing and a prideful villain named Mr. Fearing, a fearful pilgrim from the City of Destruction whom Greatheart had "conducted" to the Celestial City in an earlier pilgrimage. Noted for his timidness of Godly Fears such as temptations and doubts.

He is Mr. Feeble-Mind's uncle. Gaius, an innkeeper with whom the pilgrims stay for some years after they leave the Valley of the Shadow of Death. He gives his daughter Phoebe to James in marriage.

The lodging fee for his inn is paid by the Good Samaritan. Gaius tells them of the wicked Giant Slay-Good. Giant Slay-Good, a Giant who enlists the help of evildoers on the King's Highway to abduct, murder, and consume pilgrims before they get to Vanity Fair.

He is killed by Greatheart.

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Feeble-Mind, rescued from Slay-Good by Mr. Greatheart, who joins Christiana's company of pilgrims. He is the nephew of Mr. Phoebe, Gaius's daughter, who marries James. Ready-to-Halt, a pilgrim who meets Christiana's train of pilgrims at Gaius's door, and becomes the companion of Mr.

Feeble-Mind, to whom he gives one of his crutches. Mnason, a resident of the town of Vanity, who puts up the pilgrims for a time, and gives his daughters Grace and Martha in marriage to Samuel and Joseph respectively. Grace, Mnason's daughter, who marries Samuel. Martha, Mnason's daughter, who marries Joseph. Despondency, a rescued prisoner from Doubting Castle owned by the miserable Giant Despair. Much-Afraid, his daughter. Valiant, a pilgrim they find all bloody, with his sword in his hand, after leaving the Delectable Mountains.

He fought and defeated three robbers called Faint-Heart, Mistrust, and Guilt. Madame Bubble, a witch whose enchantments made the Enchanted Ground enchanted with an air that makes foolish pilgrims sleepy and never wake up again. She is the adulterous woman mentioned in the Biblical Book of Proverbs. Self-Will went over a bridge to meet her and never came back again. Places in The Pilgrim's Progress[ edit ] A map of the places Pilgrim travels through on his progress; a fold-out map from an edition printed in England in City of Destruction, Christian's home, representative of the world cf.

Isaiah Slough of Despond , the miry swamp on the way to the Wicket Gate; one of the hazards of the journey to the Celestial City. In the First Part, Christian falling into it, sank further under the weight of his sins his burden and his sense of their guilt. Mount Sinai, a frightening mountain near the Village of Morality that threatens all who would go there. Pilgrims are required to enter by way of the Wicket Gate. Beelzebub's castle was built not very far from the Gate.

House of the Interpreter, a type of spiritual museum to guide the pilgrims to the Celestial Ciblematic of Calvary and the tomb of Christ. Hill Difficulty, both the hill and the road up is called "Difficulty"; it is flanked by two treacherous byways "Danger" and "Destruction. House Beautiful, a palace that serves as a rest stop for pilgrims to the Celestial City.

It apparently sits atop the Hill Difficulty. From the House Beautiful one can see forward to the Delectable Mountains. It represents the Christian congregation, and Bunyan takes its name from a gate of the Jerusalem temple Acts , Valley of Humiliation, the Valley on the other side of the Hill Difficulty, going down into which is said to be extremely slippery by the House Beautiful's damsel Prudence.

It is where Christian, protected by God's Armor, meets Apollyon and they had that dreadful, long fight where Christian was victorious over his enemy by impaling Apollyon on his Sword of the Spirit Word of God which caused the Foul Fiend to fly away. Apollyon met Christian in the place known as "Forgetful Green. Psalm Vanity Fair, a city through which the King's Highway passes and the yearlong Fair that is held there.

Plain Ease, a pleasant area traversed by the pilgrims. Hill Lucre, location of a reputed silver mine that proves to be the place where By-Ends and his companions are lost. The Pillar of Salt, which was Lot's wife, who was turned into a pillar of salt when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.

The pilgrim's note that its location near the Hill Lucre is a fitting warning to those who are tempted by Demas to go into the Lucre silver mine. River of God or River of the Water of Life, a place of solace for the pilgrims. It flows through a meadow, green all year long and filled with lush fruit trees. In the Second Part the Good Shepherd is found there to whom Christiana's grandchildren are entrusted.

By-Path Meadow, the place leading to the grounds of Doubting Castle. Doubting Castle, the home of Giant Despair and his Giantess wife, Diffidence; only one key could open its doors and gates, the key Promise. The Delectable Mountains, known as "Immanuel's Land. It is inhabited by sheep and their shepherds, and from Mount Clear one can see the Celestial City.

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