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Angels in America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Act 1, Scene 5 Summary

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Part 1: Act 1, Scene 5 Summary

A split scene that opens with Joe and Harper at home, discussing the move to Washington.

Harper thinks the city is full of tombs; but, she worries they will be caught up in the Yuppie lifestyle (business-oriented, impersonal), and forget their Mormon ideals if they leave. She says she has to finish decorating the bedroom. A noise that sounds like a man with a knife has been preventing her from completing it. This is another of her hallucinations - a product of her extreme paranoia. Its full significance within the play is yet to be revealed.

Their apartment reminds her of the house from the film Rosemary's Baby (a film about demonic possession). She says that the houses in Georgetown, near Washington (where Joe has suggested they live), resemble the house from another, similar movie, The Exorcist. Joe asks her how many pills...

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