C. S. Lewis Writing Styles in The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses

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Perspective

Lewis uses first person point of view in his sermons. He offers his own carefully constructed viewpoints with support from history and theology. He directly addresses his audience and takes into account their own viewpoints and philosophies, based on their age and education.

His audience consists largely of young, college-going men in Great Britain. Because the sermons are given at a college, Lewis assumes a higher education for his audience.

This perspective works for the material. The use of first person draws the audience into the topic, and the educated tone compliments the audience and causes one to think deeply about the topic.

Careful reading is a must, because of the complex language and complicated nature of the topics. Many of the sermons, however, relate directly to the lives of the young men or apply to human nature in general.

The topics of many of the sermons give...

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