Forgot your password?  
Study Guide

Angels in America Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Act 5, Scene 1 Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 145 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Angels in America.
This section contains 241 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Angels in America Study Guide

Part 2: Act 5, Scene 1 Summary

The angel reappears in Prior's hospital room, dressed in black robes. Prior rejects his calling. Hannah tells him he has to wrestle the angel and demand to be blessed and released from his task. They wrestle, and Prior wins. A ladder of light appears, and the angel tells him he must ascend to Heaven and give the book back. He goes. The angel turns to Hannah, who is terrified. It kisses Hannah passionately, and tells her that "the body is the garden of the soul." The angel leaves, and, as it does, Hannah experiences an intense orgasm.

Part 2: Act 5, Scene 1 Analysis

Prior symbolically rejects and rewrites the prophesy. The wrestling recalls Joe's speech in Part 1 about the biblical story of Jacob wrestling with the angel. The difference is that this angel resembles a woman - Prior refers to it as a...

(read more from the Part 2: Act 5, Scene 1 Summary)

This section contains 241 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Angels in America Study Guide
Copyrights
Angels in America from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook