Writing Assignment
Chinua Achebe's "A Civil Peace"

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There is a maxim that functions as a motif in the story, appearing 3 times.  Explain the various meanings it takes on in virtue of the distinct particular contexts in which it appears.  Among the matters you will want to cover:  What does the protagonist use it to express?  Does it take on a deeper meaning for the reader than it has for the protagonist? 

  Consult the Study Guide to this story before attempting this writing assignment.

  You may also wish to review the general instructions on writing assignments.

  Suggestions are welcome.  Please send your comments to lyman@ksu.edu .

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