Civil Peace - Study Guide Paragraphs 5-6 (Page 2) Summary & Analysis

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Paragraphs 5-6 (Page 2) Summary

Jonathan's children pick mangoes and sell them; Maria makes breakfast foods and sells them. Using these earnings and his bicycle, Jonathan purchases and transports wine. As the water system is once again functional Jonathan freely waters the wine and opens a simple bar. His family thus begins to accumulate Nigerian coin. In the meantime, Jonathan makes increasingly less frequent trips to the local Coal Corporation office where people gather to exchange news, rumor, and gossip. He learns that he has indeed been fortunate—many are homeless, and many are starving. Eventually Jonathan entirely abandons his trips to the Coal Corporation office.

Paragraphs 5-6 (Page 2) Analysis

As thousands return to Enugu to resume their old lives Jonathan and his family engage in industrious behavior and accumulate a small collection of Nigerian coin—Jonathan refers to it as 'real pennies' or 'good money'...

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