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Angels in America - Study Guide Part 2: Act 5, Scene 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Act 5, Scene 10 Summary

Prior and Louis remain on stage. Joe is seen alone in the surroundings of the Brooklyn apartment. Harper appears before him, seated in a jumbo jet. She has taken a flight to San Francisco, and now seems truly content. She says that the plane will take her as close to the ozone as she will ever get. She talks about a dream in which she saw the souls of all the dead on Earth ascending to form a protective layer around the planet. The ascent of these souls repairs the holes in the ozone layer. She ends with the words:

"Nothing's lost forever. In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we've left behind, and dreaming ahead."

Part 2: Act 5, Scene 10 Analysis

The main characters are silent witnesses to Harper's departure. Her words refer to all their...

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