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Angels in America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Act 3, Scene 5 Summary

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Part 2: Act 3, Scene 5 Summary

All the actors from the previous scenes remain on stage, as Harper and the Mormon mother appear, at night, on the Brooklyn Heights promenade. Harper feels unsafe because she is outside. The Mormon mother describes city skyscrapers as "Towers filled with fire." Harper asks her how people change. She answers that God cuts them open, wrenches out their insides and stuffs them back in, leaving them to stitch themselves back up. They change by pretending.

Prior appears, at home, slowly unraveling his layers of black clothing. He is very sick and sad. The Mormon mother says she smells a salt wind, which signals that 'he' is coming back. She sings the chorus from 'My Bonnie lies over the ocean,' and Harper joins in.

Louis leaves Joe alone at the beach. He calls Prior at home from a city pay phone...

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