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Angels in America - Study Guide Part 2: Act 1, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Roy is in his hospital bed. He demands to be treated by a white nurse, but Belize ignores him. He continues abusing Belize, who seems quite capable of dealing with him. He tells Belize about how he once used his power to persuade a cosmetic surgeon to perform his facelift without full anesthetic (he hates needles). He boasts about his power and his ability to deal with pain. He asks Belize to stay and talk to him: he is afraid of being alone in the hospital, with the wasting and death around him. He compares himself to a pubic louse, a low form of life which is hard to kill - he says he once suffered from 'crabs', which is how he discovered the likeness.

Belize suggests a change in Roy's treatment, which will cancel the scheduled cancer therapy and prevent him from...

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