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Angels in America - Part 1: Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

Louis Ironson (Sarah's grandson) and his lover Prior Walter are sitting outside the funeral home after the service. We know from the character notes that Louis has a low profile job in the same department as Joe.

Louis is telling Prior stories about his grandmother's life. He remembers that when his grandmother went to see a famous public speaker, her only comments were concerned with the woman's manners and dress.

The service has unsettled him a little. Prior jokes that he wants the Rabbi to perform his funeral service. Louis jokes satirically about Jewish funeral custom. He then mentions that Sarah had been alone in the home for ten years before her death, talking to herself. He has not seen her in this time, because she reminds him of his mother.

He apologizes to Prior for not introducing him to the Ironson family...

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