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Angels in America - Study Guide Part 2: Act 5, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Act 5, Scene 7 Summary

Prior descends from Heaven, and sees Roy far below, waist-deep in a pit of flames. He is speaking about representing the King of the Universe in a case of family law, which has to do with abandonment. He says he can bribe the judge, but might have problems if it is a trial by jury. He tells his 'client' that there is no chance of victory.

Part 2: Act 5, Scene 7 Analysis

The scene with Roy is an enactment of cosmic justice. He is still a lawyer. He appears to be defending God in a case about his abandonment of humanity. There are paternity issues, because Prior has just argued successfully for humanity's independence. There is a satisfying sense of resolution that Roy, who rejected the idea of Heaven whilst alive, is somewhere in between earth and Heaven (Hell, Purgatory – the stage direction is unclear...

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