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Angels in America - Study Guide Part 2: Act 5, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Act 5, Scene 2 Summary

Prior is in Heaven, which resembles the ruins of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Harper is there, playing with a cat. He asks her if she is dead, and she says no, she just had sex. Prior recognizes the cat as his own, which ran away in Part 1. After Joe left her, Harper took too many Valium pills. She says she realizes that life is about moving on, migrating and starting again after experiencing loss. She says she does not think God loves his people. Prior is torn between staying in Heaven, which neither of them like, and returning. Prior says the real San Francisco is very beautiful. Harper and the cat disappear.

The scene changes to a corridor in the Hall of Upper Orders, which resembles San Francisco City Hall after the great quake. The angel greets Prior.

Part 2: Act 5, Scene 2 Analysis

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