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In the very first chapter of the allegory Holy War, author John Bunyan lays the foundation for

the story of the great controversy between God and Satan. He starts by trying to captivate the reader by telling the story in first person. He uses many personal pronouns to convey the sense that he is indirectly a part of the story. By the second sentence he gives away that this story is an allegory. It was my chance to happen into that famous continent of Universe (Bunyan 8). The name of this continent reveals its meaning. This is made obvious when the author continues using names of things that arent normally attributed to certain places, people, or things. In Universe, there is a town called Mansoul, which was built by King Shaddai and meant for his inhabitation. Shaddai was a Judaic name for God. At first glance it may seem as though Mansoul refers to the souls of men in general, which in part it does; however, the story of its beginning shows that it also refers the first man, Adam and Eve, the parents of humanity. The author retells the story of one of the kings servants, Diablos, and his quest to overcome Mansoul. This Diabolus was made son of the morning, he seeing himself thus exalted to greatness and honour begins to think with himself how he might be set up as lord over all, and have the sole power under Shaddai (Bunyan 9). This story is clearly a retelling of the origin and downfall of Satan. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of

the morning!... For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God (King James Version Isa 14.12,13). Diablos and his followers are cast out of the kingdom, and out of spite, they plan to subtly overcome Mansoul. Diablos, as if he had been a lamb, began his oration (Bunyan 12) to tempt the gate keeper to overthrow Kind Shaddai. Here is where Bunyan makes a correlation with the story of humanities downfall in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3). This is why Mansoul not only refers to humanity as a whole, but to the first souls created, namely Adam and Eve. This famous town of Mansoul had five gates The names of the gates were these: Ear-gate, Eye-gate, Mouth-gate, Nose-gate, and Feel-gate (Bunyan 9). These five gates refer to the five senses. The imagery of the gate shows that the senses are the only way to enter into the soul.