Jesus Christ Superstar - Act 1, Scene 9 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 9 Summary

Bemoaning his disciples' lack of understanding, Jesus says that Simon, the 50,000 followers, the Romans, the Jews, Judas, his disciples, the priests and the scribes and the residents of Jerusalem do now grasp that "to conquer death you only have to die." Judas is there, behind a pillar, showing by his actions and facial expressions that he does not want to die and that Jesus's followers are out of his control.

Act 1, Scene 9 Analysis

He is clearly upset that his disciples do not understand his purposes, one of which appears to be to demonstrate that there is life after death, although this is not expressly stated except by this brief phrase. Judas also demonstrates his alliance with Jesus.

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