In "Civil Peace" by Chinua Achebe, give a summary.
“Civil Peace” by Chinua Achebe has its main character an optimist. Jonathan Iwegbu from the first word of the story has a surprisingly happy outlook despite the hardships he and his family and the rest of the county have suffered from the Biafra War.
Jonathan attributes his positive outlook to the survival of most of his family. The mantra that the protagonist lives by is that “Nothing puzzles God.” Despite his losses, he feels lucky to have his house make it through with little damage. He is no longer able to work in the coal mines; however, this does not stop him.
The setting for the story is Nigeria after the...
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