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Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

by Tony Kushner

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Stage Directions: And then in a shower of unearthly white light, spreading great opalescent gray-silver wings, the angel descends into the room and floats above the bed.
Angel: Greetings Prophet; The Great Work begins: The Messenger has arrived. (3.7.46-47)

Here we are at the final moment of the play. Earlier Louis claimed that there are no angels in America, but here's one in the middle of Prior's bedroom. What could this mean from a spiritual standpoint? Is Prior experiencing a spiritual awakening through his sickness? What exactly is he supposed to be the prophet of? You'll just have to read Part Two to find out.

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