G.K. Chesterton Essays
The Spike with No Point: A Close Reading of 'The Ball and the Cross' College
The Ball and the Cross
The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton is a wonderful, fantastical story depicting the struggle between the ideals of the secular world and religion. Its protagonists are an ardent Catholic, Evan MacIan, and an ardent atheist, James Turnbull,...
The Intervention of Our Lady in Chesterton's "The Ballad of the White Horse" College
The Ballad of the White Horse
In The Ballad of the White Horse, an epic poem by author G.K.Chesterton, a fallen King Alfred fights the Danes in an attempt to preserve the last remnants of civilization in England. Initially, the future of Wessex men appears bleak, as Alfred is...