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J. B. - Scene 10 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 10 Summary

Nickles and Zuss turn away from the scene taking place below them, tearing off their masks and saying that's that. Nickles suggests that Zuss doesn't look pleased, even though he should, since he's been proved right. He calls Zuss "magnificent," but Zuss doesn't take that compliment well. After a bit of bickering about how reluctant Zuss seems to be about accepting that he was both magnificent and right, Zuss's temper finally explodes. He sharply condemns JB, saying that he wasn't giving in to God at all.

Nickles' temper also explodes, as he comments that magnificence and the show of power like the Distant Voice in the wind actually mean nothing to a man who's lost everything. Then he calms, concedes that Zuss / God has won the way he always wins, and searches for his popcorn.

Zuss, however, is still angry. He can't believe what he heard, that...

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