Analysis Of Chesterton 's ' The Hammer Of God '

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In G.K Chesterton’s “The Hammer of God”, The Reverend, Wilfred Bohun connects mostly to the theme of the story, as he represents a character of moral and religious values. Although, as one gets to the end of the story, one starts to see his true personality and realize the true theme is that there is more than meets the eye. At the beginning of the story, Wilfred Bohun is as a devout and sinless man. His yellow hair, elegant nature, clean-shaven face, and clothes buttoned up to his chin (paragraph 4); The narrator practically gives the impression to the readers that is a perfect man. Along with that, he is also described as someone “to live for nothing but his religion”, which just pushes him further away from being considered a threatening character. However, when the narrator starts to show Wilfred’s mentality, the readers notice his judgement for other people around him. He looked down on those who weren 't as religious as him and even those of different religion, and had a condescending glance for those he didn’t like. For example, in paragraph three when he caught a glimpse at his brother staring in the same direction as him, he “frowned a little” and flung “a suspicious look” at him from across the room, keeping everything to himself instead of confronting his brother immediately about what is bothering him. Phan 2 In spite of Wilfred’s alleged “pure and elegant nature”, Wilfred’s elder brother, the Colonel Norman Bohun seems like the exact opposite of

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