G. K. Chesterton Writing Styles in Orthodoxy

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Perspective

Chesterton is a well-respected English writer known for his fiction and non-fiction works alike. In this piece, he very clearly has biases, which he makes no attempt to hide. First of all, he is Christian, and specifically a Catholic, and the purpose of this piece is to show how he came to be a Christian. While this piece is not explicitly written to convince others to become Christian, it is clear that it has elements of an appeal. For example, in the last chapter of the book, Chesterton insists upon how joyous the life of the Christian is, and joy is the theme of the final paragraph. This is an obvious attempt to make life as a Christian attractive. Further, he elsewhere compares the Church to a loving mother who teaches her young child about the world. Once again, Chesterton makes an emotional appeal to the possibly skeptical...

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