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Angels in America - Study Guide Part 1: Act 3, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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This is a split scene. In one part, Louis is alone in the park when Joe arrives. Louis asks him if he knows the story of Lazarus, and if he believes in resurrection. He jokingly asks Joe if he comes here often (mocking the common, sleazy pick-up line). Joe says he followed Louis all the way from work.

Louis tells him he is wrong to assume that he is a sensitive man. Joe tries to touch his face, and Louis moves away. Joe does touch him, even though Louis says terrible things have happened to men who have touched him.

Joe is convinced he will go to hell for his actions. Louis jokes that hell cannot be worse than New York City. Louis kisses Joe and invites him home. Joe says he does not deserve love, and Louis thinks this is true for...

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