Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
by Tony Kushner
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches Isolation Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line)
Hannah: You're old enough to understand that your father didn't love you without being ridiculous about it. (2.8.31)
Wow... just, wow. This is what Hannah, Joe's mother, says to him immediately after he tells her that he's gay, after years of painful soul-searching. Is it any wonder the guy feels so isolated?
Emily: Are you seeing someone? Loneliness is a danger. A therapist? (3.8.116)
Prior's nurse suggests that he see a therapist when tells her that he thinks he's going crazy. Is Prior's loneliness making him crazy? Is he, like Harper, creating this angel figure to escape his isolation?
Harper: I can have anything I want here – maybe even companionship, someone who has... desire for me. (3.3.14)
After Joes admits to Harper that he's gay, she severs herself from reality, imagining herself to be in Antarctica. She hopes that in this imaginary world she'll be able to create the companionship that she's always longed for. But if your lover is only in your imagination, aren't you still alone?