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Angels in America - Part 1: Act 3, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Act 3, Scene 5 Summary

Hannah has arrived in a back street in the Bronx, lugging heavy suitcases. She asks a woman for directions. This woman is played by the actor who plays the angel.

The woman starts raving about people feeding themselves like disgusting, messy animals. She shouts at someone to stay away from her and not waste her soup. She asks Hannah if she's read Nostradamus' prophesies. She explains that Nostradamus was a prophet.

Hannah demands directions to Brooklyn. She eventually gets them, but before she leaves, the woman says, "in the new century… we will all be insane."

Part 1: Act 3, Scene 5 Analysis

The woman illustrates the double nature of the angel in all its manifestations: she is mad, shouts and creates fear, but she helps Hannah to find her way in a hostile place. With her comments on feeding and the whore, the...

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