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Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches


by Tony Kushner

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches Act 3, Scene 3 Summary

  • It's the same day.
  • Harper is in a very white place with a bright blue sky. Snow is delicately falling, and she's dressed in a great-looking snowsuit.
  • Mr. Lies appears and tells her she's in Antarctica.
  • Harper is super excited to be here.
  • She notes that she really must've gone crazy this time.
  • Yep, looks that way, says Mr. Lies.
  • Harper talks about how she's going to build a fort and live it up in Antarctica.
  • She talks about how she can have anything she wants here, maybe even a companion who wants her.
  • She asks Mr. Lies if he's interested.
  • He's says that such things are against the rules of "the International Order of Travel Agents" (3.3.15).
  • Harper thinks that an Eskimo might make a good companion. He could even catch some fish for her and help out when the baby comes.
  • Mr. Lies points out that there aren't any Eskimos in Antarctica, and that Harper isn't actually pregnant.
  • Harper says that this is all imaginary anyway, so why does it matter.
  • Then an Eskimo appears.
  • Sweet, says Harper, this place is going to be great. She talks about how she's going to have a baby all "covered with thick white fur" and a "pouch that [Harper] can crawl into. Like a marsupial" (3.3.26).
  • Harper wistfully hopes that she and her baby will "mend" together (3.3.26).

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