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J. B. - Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Zuss and Nickles remove their masks. They comment negatively on JB's acting ability, and Zuss wonders whether JB actually knows he is an actor playing a part in a story. He admits that JB has certainly taken on the role of Job, which Nickles says he'd play differently if he was poor. Zuss says it wouldn't make any difference, suggesting that JB is a man of faith who loves his life even though he knows that everything in it will die, that he (JB) would feel the same way even if he was poor, and that it's all because JB has faith in God. As Zuss is starting to shout out his faith in JB's faith, Nickles asks him quietly why JB has to suffer. This catches Zuss off guard, and he answers that JB has to suffer in order to praise. Nickles counters by saying that...

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