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J. B.

At the end of the play J. B. by Archibald MacLeish, J. B.'s wife says: Sarah: I loved you. / I couldn't help you any more. / You wanted justice and there was none— / Only love. What Sarah is...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2019, 11:04 pm (UTC)

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J. B.

The play begins in a circus tent, where two of its employees, Mr. Zuss (Zeus/God) and Nickels (Satan), enact the biblical story of Job. Only in this retelling, although “Job” is J.B., a wealthy...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2018, 6:31 pm (UTC)

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J. B.

eNotes has a complete study guide available for J.B at this page: http://www.enotes.com/topics/j-b. It includes a complete summary, discussion of themes, descriptions of the play's characters,...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2014, 6:45 pm (UTC)

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J. B.

J. B.'s relationship with nature and leaves is intimate, as he adapts himself to the endless cycle of life, with its constant decay and renewal, death and rebirth. J. B. loves nature, the beautiful...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2021, 9:19 am (UTC)

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J. B.

Sure. The first metaphor in "J. B." that really matters is the title. J.B. stands for Job. Job is a character in the Bible, but is also a metaphor himself, for all the unjustified...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2008, 10:05 am (UTC)

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J. B.

The deep theological importance surrounding the two-sided question of the sovereignty of God versus the accountability of Man in the face of God's sovereignty is explored in the Archibald MacLeish...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2015, 11:54 pm (UTC)

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J. B.

The plot in J. B. is not episodic. It is climactic. An episodic plot structure is one that consists of a series of loosely related stories. These may have one structural element in common that...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2013, 2:08 am (UTC)

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