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Barabbas Characters & Character Analysis

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Barabbas

Barabbas was in prison awaiting his execution when Jesus was arrested. Because of the Passover, the people were given the option to release one prisoner - Jesus or Barabbas. They allowed Barabbas to go free. As he gets his first look at Jesus, Barabbas sees a holy glow, but puts it attributes it to the fact that he'd been dazzled by the light after spending days in the dark prison. He spends the next hours watching Jesus die on the cross. When it's over, he heads toward Jerusalem to the comfort of friends. Once there, they're amazed that he's not dead but he isn't quite himself. The friends - including a woman who seems to be little more than a prostitute - eventually put it down to the fact that he'd survived when he had been scheduled for execution.

He spends his days talking to those who walked...

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