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

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Part 2: Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

Belize and Prior are attending the funeral of a former drag-queen friend. Belize is dressed brightly. Prior is dressed in a long black coat, with a huge black scarf draped like a hood over his head. The stage direction states that his appearance should suggest the Biblical. This is to be his costume for his remaining scenes.

It is three weeks after the funeral. Belize has enjoyed the flamboyant funeral, but Prior complains that it was overstated. He says that gays are just a nightmare that the world is having. His mood is dark. He says that the angel he saw was not a dream, but a prophet.

Part 2: Act 2, Scene 1 Analysis

Prior's personality has changed dramatically. This is strikingly obvious in contrast to Belize, whose behavior was previously very like his own. Prior seems to be carrying out a judgment of the...

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