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Angels in America - Study Guide Part 2: Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

Hannah has arrived at an apartment in Brooklyn. She answers a phone call from the police. From her side of the conversation, we can tell that it is about Harper. The police seem to find the situation comical. Hannah is shocked about the tree, and angry at the attitude of the police. She says she will take a taxi, because she does not know the city.

Part 2: Act 1, Scene 4 Analysis

This scene advances the plot, propelling it towards a confrontation of the different value systems. The fact that Hannah cannot find her way around the city is symbolic, because it suggests that she has difficulty navigating a complicated moral landscape like New York. Salt Lake City seems a much simpler place in comparison.

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