"Deliver me from me," Lucius says in one of his extended sermons to the prison bars or anyone who is in earshot.
The play addresses the issue of racial bias in the justice system. "It's funny how people pay attention when white people start dying," Lucius observes.
However, the main debates centre on issues of personal responsibility and the possibility of redemption. Is the Christian faith which Lucius expounds anything more than self-preservation? Is it a sign that he has fundamentally changed or just a way of deflecting his guilt?
Has Angel recognised the consequences of his actions and would he become a wiser, less impulsive person if he were released from the prison?