Civil Peace - Paragraph 43 (Page 4) Summary & Analysis

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Paragraph 43 (Page 4) Summary

Jonathan speaks to the assembled crowd while he continues to work. He states that he counts the robbery as nothing, noting that he did not depend on his twenty Nigerian pounds the previous week, and all was well, and he will not need it or depend on it in the future, and all will be well. He condemns the Nigerian money to imaginary flames, noting that is has now joined nearly everything else in his life as being lost to the war. Jonathan finally concludes, ending the story, with the statement that "Nothing puzzles God" (Paragraph 43, p. 4).

Paragraph 43 (Page 4) Analysis

The story concludes with the touching and profound summary delivered by Jonathan Iwegbu as he continues to ready for the day's work. In essence, he announces that the robbery was meaningless, while obviously unfortunate. He has lived for many years without the money...

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