Accidental Death of an Anarchist - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 2, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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This scene begins with the Maniac, in character as the judge from Rome, issuing orders to Sports Jacket and mocking him for having just struck Bertozzo. He tells Sports Jacket to fetch the superintendent and tell him to come immediately. Sports Jacket goes out, and the Maniac busies himself putting the papers he obtained from Bertozzo's desk relating to the death of the Anarchist up on the walls. The superintendent returns, angry at being ordered about by Sports Jacket and also angry with him for hitting Bertozzo, who has been in the superintendent's office complaining. When Sports Jacket tells him the judge (the Maniac) is there to begin the inquiry, the superintendent becomes much more polite and submissive. The Maniac presents the facts of what happened the night of the Anarchist's death (see "Quotes," p. 145), quoting from the superintendent's report that...

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