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Angels in America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Act 4, Scene 9 Summary

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Part 2: Act 4, Scene 9 Summary

Ethel appears to Roy, whose condition is now very serious. He is singing a verse from the Civil War song, 'John Brown's Body.' He is triumphant, because he thinks he will die before they disbar him, but Ethel tells him they have already ruled against him. She says she has always hated him, and that although he killed her, he did not defeat her. He becomes confused and believes she is his mother, and asks her to sing to him. She sings a song in another language. Belize enters, and thinks Roy has died, but Roy sits bolt upright. He has been pretending so that Ethel would sing for him. He says he has won, and dies.

Part 2: Act 4, Scene 9 Analysis

Roy, who has become a symbol of ruthless political ambition, dies. He is defiant to the end, playing games to demonstrate...

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