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Angels in America - Part 1: Act 2, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Act 2, Scene 7 Summary

Joe and Louis meet coincidentally outside the Hall of Justice in Brooklyn, where they both work. Louis says Prior's condition has worsened. Louis jokes that Joe is too nice to be a Reagan supporter. Louis mentions a rumor that Ron Reagan Junior is gay. He talks about the lack of real sentiment in human relationships.

Joe expresses envy over Louis's apparent lack of restraint. Joe mistakenly went to work over the weekend, and found it empty and hostile. He seems to be disillusioned with his life, work and responsibilities. Louis asks if he wants company. Joe seems apprehensive about this offer, but goes with him.

Part 1: Act 2, Scene 7 Analysis

Joe's decision at the end of this scene points towards the emergence of his true sexual identity. Louis tells him "sometimes, even if it scares you to death, you have to be willing...

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