Collected Fictions - Artifices: Part II Summary & Analysis

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Artifices: Part II Summary

The Secret Miracle

Jaromir Hladik is arrested. As Hladik's execution grows near, he becomes upset because his play, "the Enemies" is not finished yet. This drama is written in verse. He asks God for a year to complete his play and his request is granted. Hladik is about to be shot, then, time freezes. He has a year to think and in his own mind complete the play. Time continues after the year, and Hladik is shot to death.

Three Versions of Judas

Runeberg argues Judas is just the other side of Jesus Christ. This theory is severely attacked by many theologians. In his next writings, Runeburg concedes that since Jesus is God, he does not need Judas to betray him for his mission. In a final book, Runeberg writes that God became a man to create a total...

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