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Angels in America - Part 2: Act 4, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Act 4, Scene 6 Summary

Prior, Emily and Hannah are in the Emergency Room, where Prior is being assessed by the nurse. Prior is very angry, because he is sure he has pneumonia, but the nurse is asking him questions about his weight. The nurse leaves. He tells Hannah he has been running in terror ever since he saw the angel. Hannah tells him about the angel who appeared to the founder of her religion. He tells her that he finds her beliefs repellent; she says she felt that way about her son's confession, but that in truth she hates the thought of men in general. He asks her if Biblical prophets ever refused their calling, and she tells him about the example of Jonah.

He shows her his lesions. Hannah comments that illness is natural. He prays aloud for an end. Hannah says that angels are just...

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