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

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Part 2: Act 5, Scene 3 Summary

Belize has a plan to smuggle Roy's special drugs out of the hospital room before the doctor discovers them. He has asked Louis to pretend to be a Rabbi, and recite the Jewish prayer for the dead, whilst secretly taking the drugs from Roy's room. Louis refuses to say a prayer for Roy, whom he despises. Belize tells him it is an opportunity for forgiveness.

Louis uses a Kleenex instead of a drape with the Star of David. Ethel joins in the chant, speaking the lines first, which Louis then repeats.

Part 2: Act 5, Scene 3 Analysis

The service that Louis performs is a parody of the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead that we saw at the very first scene in Part 1. The Kleenex replaces the drape; Louis, who confesses to being only a very secular Jew, acts the part of the Rabbi...

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