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Angels in America - Part 2: Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

Mr. Lies is sitting in Harper's imaginary Antarctica (which is actually just Central Park), playing the oboe.

Harper comes in dragging a small pine tree, which she has cut down. Her polar explorer clothes have been replaced by the clothes she chose hurriedly when she left Louis's apartment. She has been on the streets for three days, and she is messy and dirty.

Mr. Lies tells her that she is breaking the rules of delusions, because she has brought a tree into a scene in which they do not belong. She has chewed through the tree trunk to fell it, believing at the time that she was a beaver. The glow of the polar light fades into the glare of city street lighting, and the wind and sea noise is replaced by traffic noise. Harper gazes around the scene, and as she does...

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