Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Isolation Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line)
Angel: The King of the Universe:
Angel: And did not return. (2.2.83-85)
The angels are all miserable without God. The fact that God has abandoned them makes them feel isolated. Even though they have each other and are each made of many different beings, the angels long for the closeness they once had with God.
Belize: You have been spending too much time alone.
Prior: Not by choice. None of this by choice. (2.2.107-108)
Belize thinks Prior is having visions of angels because he's been spending too much time alone. He worries that Prior's isolation is driving him insane. Here Prior points out that it wasn't his idea for Louis to abandon him.
Harper: I've only ever been here, or in some place a lot like this, alone, in the dark, waiting for the dummy. (3.3.29)
Here Harper refers to the life of isolation she's lived as Joe's wife. He's been both physically and emotionally absent for years, and the constant isolation has kind of driven her crazy.