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

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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."

Analysis

The main characters are silent witnesses to Harper's departure. Her words refer to all their situations. Her commentary describes the very...

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