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J. B. - Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 8 Summary

JB lies on the now broken down table, wearing nothing but a few rags. Sarah looks at him sadly, then drops her head into her hands. Four women and a young girl appear, look at Sarah and JB, then move onto the platform and sit together. As they come in, we hear Nickles, complaining about how God has gone over the top again, "tumble[ing] a whole city down to blister one man's skin with agony."

The women circle JB and Sarah, looking down at them curiously and remembering them from the old days when they were rich and successful. They comment on the sores covering JB's body and seat themselves on newspapers in a circle around the couple.

JB prays to God for death, and Sarah wonders whether God will help him even with that; she calls God "the enemy," but JB insists that God has...

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