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Angels in America - Part 1: Act 2, Scene 9 Summary & Analysis

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A confusing split scene, in which Joe's confession to Harper overlaps at several points with Louis's confession to Prior.

Louis says he is moving out. Prior is furious that Louis left him at the hospital.

Prior acts out a mock judgment of Louis. Louis explains that it is possible to love but to fail the one you love. Prior answers that Louis is incapable of real love. Prior screams at Louis to go. Louis leaves Prior.

Joe says he loves Harper, and she says she wants to leave him. Joe has found out from the doctor that Harper is not pregnant. He says he has always tried to ignore and deny his sexuality, but that he can no longer escape it. She tells him to go to Washington without her.

Harper asks Mr. Lies to help her leave. Joe tells Harper he thinks...

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