You always have a choice and the choice can be power. Achebe's goal as a writer was to depict his people. Jonathans faith in God makes him physically and mentally stronger than others. Orderwise we de come for inside now to show you guitar-boy like dis. He saw firsthand the effects that the Nigerian Civil War had on his family of 6, so the information in this story is probably based on his personal experiences. For someone like Jonathan Iwegbu who saw everything in positive terms, this was another miracle in the town. For him nothing puzzles God.
It is as if nothing had happened. The recovery of his bicycle is another miracle for him because he sees everything in positive terms. The author uses motifs, characterization and plot to further echo conflict through the entire piece. However, overall this is a good story to be told that has great themes behind it. He had to be extra careful because he had seen a man a couple of days earlier collapse into near-madness in an instant before that oceanic crowd because no sooner had he got his twenty pounds than some heartless ruffian picked it off him. It is during these times that people truly shine as the need arises or are exposed for their truer, more evil selves.
The first half, before the thieves appear, introduces the family, their world, and the aforementioned central thematic conflict. Orderwise we de come for inside now to show you guitar-boy like dis. We just take our small money and go nwayor- ly. Jonathan tells them not to bother. On the other hand, we see the falling apart of the Igbo society under the intrusion of European government, religion, and technology. Everything I had went with this war.
In both of these poems the poets are concerned with war and both poets write like they have a negative attitude towards it. Both community and authority are useless. No longer does Jonathan visit the mine in where he used to work. Taken from his Girls at War and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Achebe may be exploring the theme of gratitude. Another scene from the short story Civil Peace was when Jonathan got his bike.
Let it go where everything else has gone. In the short story Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe the theme that caught my attention after reading it several times, to me anyway, is about life and how nothing else in the world compares to it, not money, not anything. His family picked mangoes near the military cemetery and sold them to the soldiers wives for some pennies. In the corner his eldest son was rinsing out dregs of yesterday's palm-wine from old beer bottles. Achebes story takes place after the war.
Not only has most of his family - his wife , and three of the four children - survived with him, but he has even managed to hold on to his old bicycle. Although the things in my world are not guaranteed to always be there, I know that there is always another way to see disaster. He made several trips to the cave before he finally found and joined Ekwefi waiting outside the cave. He is a religious man and is quite thankful for what he has, and as little as that may be, he still considers himself lucky. He had come out of the war with five inestimable blessings - his head, his wife Maria's head and the heads of three out of their four children. There, he encounters another minor miracle: his house is still standing. Since they began their friendship, Gene has always been secretly jealous of Phineas.
No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. Came the day of the windfall when after five days of endless scuffles in queues and counter- queues in the sun outside the Treasury he had twenty pounds counted into his palms as ex-gratia award for the rebel money he had turned in. This story helps us in these many different ways. The bicycle had a lot of history and it meant a lot to him. The plot starts out with Jonathan Iwegbu telling the readers his feelings.
Where others continue to struggle Jonathan appears to thrive. This is shown in the story when the thieves come to Jonathan's home in the middle of the night demanding money and threatening to kill him and his family if they don't get by. The three friends have all assumed important positions within the new government. If that government simply focuses on moving forward and rebuilding itself as Jonathan does with his family , then perhaps recovery can be more effectively realized. GradeSaver, 14 June 2014 Web. Instead, Achebe's style is almost journalistic, which adds both a distance and a certain heaviness when he recounts horrible events or memories. Of course, the government's minimal assistance might reflect its deliberate disinterest in the Igbo people who lived in the state's Southeastern region.
Everywhere he looks, he sees not cause for mourning but rather opportunity and fortune. The narrator of this story is unknown. The only thing he did find out in the end was that that little house of his was even a greater blessing than he had thought. The second time the knocking came it was so loud and imperious that the rickety old door could have fallen down. Hint: Anini is a Nigerian coin of very little value. Jonathan's old bicycle that he luckily found in the little clearing where his youngest son died symbolizes hope and a new beginning for the Iwegbu's family.