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

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Part 2: Act 3, Scene 3 Summary

Later that same afternoon, Louis and Joe are sitting at Jones Beach. Louis tells him this used to be a homosexual haunt. He is feeling guilty that Prior caught AIDS, when he himself took more risks. Joe says he loves Louis, but Louis does not believe him.

Louis is still bothered that Joe is a Mormon. He mentions the special underwear Joe wears as part of his faith. Louis says he wants to see prior again. He says he cannot understand love. Joe starts taking off his underclothes, which he calls the "second skin." Louis re-dresses him, and Joe says that Louis needs to go and work things out for himself.

Part 2: Act 3, Scene 3 Analysis

This scene represents another stage in the liberation of Joe's sexuality. When he is removing his special Mormon underclothes, he tells Louis "I'm flayed."...

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