English 233:  Introduction to Western Humanities -- Baroque & Enlightenment

Study Guide to John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress

Reading Two

Consider printing a copy of this SG and taking your notes directly upon it.

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 































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.)