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Jesus Christ Superstar Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

It is Friday. Jesus, in the spotlight, now is in a many-sided prison room with the screaming mob kept away from him by bars. Fully-armored Roman police enter, followed by Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor. He first asks who the unfortunate prisoner is. A soldier replies that he is Christ, King of the Jews. Pilate notices that Jesus is a small person. He asks if Jesus is indeed King of the Jews. Jesus answers, "That's what you say." Pilate becomes angry when Jesus will not answer his questions. He decides that since Jesus is from Galilee, his fate should be determined by Herod, the ruler of Galilee.

Act 2, Scene 5 Analysis

He never answers a question with a direct answer. This angers Pilate, and rightfully, as he wants to help this man. Since Jesus is from Galilee, he is under the jurisdiction of King...

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