English 233: Introduction to Western Humanities -- Baroque & Enlightenment
Study Guide to John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress
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Reading Two (pp. 14-32): up through Christian's adventures in the Valley of the Shadow of Death (pp. 32-54).
(a) Work through the chronology of Bunyan's life (pp. xxvix-xxxii)
(b) Read the narrative from Christian's escape from the Slough of Despond to his encounter with Simple, Sloth, and Presumption, sleeping in fetters "a little out of the way" (pp. 14-32).
Questions on the Bunyan's life
Questions on the reading from The Pilgrim's Progress
- What does he advise Christian to do?
- What happens when Christian tries to follow it?
- What does he learn from Evangelist about what was wrong with Mr. Worldly-Wiseman's advice? (Can you put this in your own words -- i.e., craft an accurate and informative paraphrase?)
Drawing connections: What is the point of this fact of the story?
What 3 things does he receive immediately afterwards from 3 "shining ones"? (Don't forget to consult the notes.)