Woman by G.K. Chesterton

Woman - G.K. Chesterton

In Woman by G.K. Chesterton we have the theme of gender roles, chauvinism and embarrassment. Taken from his All Things Considered collection the reader realises after reading the essay that Chesterton may be in dispute with the opposite sex. He feels as though they have a place at home (and nowhere else). They are subservient to the man of the […]

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A Piece of Chalk by G. K. Chesterton

A Piece of Chalk - G. K. Chesterton

In A Piece of Chalk by G. K. Chesterton we have the theme of desire, prudence, resilience, happiness, independence and ingenuity and very on in the essay the reader realises the Chesterton may be exploring the theme of desire. Chesterton wishes to walk out on the fields and do some drawing. Not the typical drawing of the animals in the […]

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Patriotism and Sport by G.K. Chesterton

Patriotism and Sport - G.K. Chesterton

In Patriotism and Sport by G.K. Chesterton we have the theme of ignorance, individualism, patriotism and elitism. Taken from his All Things Considered collection the reader realises from the beginning of the essay that Chesterton may be exploring the theme of ignorance. By having newspapers link patriotism to sport Chesterton feels those in power are being ignorant and irresponsible. He […]

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The Worship of the Wealthy by G.K. Chesterton

The Worship of the Wealthy - G.K. Chesterton

In The Worship of the Wealthy by G.K. Chesterton we have the theme of flattery. Taken from his All Things Considered collection the reader realises from the beginning of the essay that Chesterton is exploring the theme of flattery and his hesitancy to give flattery to those who are wealthy. Chesterton also feels as though journalists go to extremes when […]

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On the Pleasures of No Longer Being Very Young by G.K. Chesterton

In the essay On the Pleasures of no Longer being Very Young by G.K. Chesterton we have the theme of youth, maturity, innocence, conflict and happiness. Taken from his All is Grist collection the reader realises after reading the essay that Chesterton may be exploring the differences between youth and maturity. A young person may not necessarily have the same […]

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On Running After One’s Hat by G.K. Chesterton

In On Running After One’s Hat by G.K. Chesterton we have the theme of escape, embarrassment and acceptance. Taken from his On Running After One’s Hat and Other Whimsies collection the reader realises after reading the essay that Chesterton may be exploring the theme of escape. For Chesterton it is easier to imagine himself acting as a child might do […]

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