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Angels in America - Study Guide Part 1: Act 3, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Act 3, Scene 4 Summary

Harper and Mr. Lies are in Antarctica, a cold, desolate and snowy place. For warmth, she is wrapped in layers of mismatched clothing. She says she would like to build a town in the wasteland. She says that in this imaginary place she can do anything - she could have her baby and build a town. Mr. Lies says the vision is a temporary respite from her feelings. Despite Mr. Lies's limitations, and his insistence that delusions have rules, the Eskimo imagined by Harper actually does appear, and she thinks she feels her baby kick. She hopes her will have a marsupial pouch, like a kangaroo's, that she can crawl into for comfort.

Part 1: Act 3, Scene 4 Analysis

Mr. Lies explains the ultimate function of her delusions: he says they have rules, like a "delicate ecology." This reflects the theme of ozone...

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