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    Angels in America Everyone has his or her own personal faults in life.  Some are looked down upon more for their issues than others are.  Homosexual relationships are considered sacrilegious and unethical, so much that we scrutinize persons having those relations.  We as a society should not look down upon individuals whose sexual preference is different from our own. The 80's were a time of economic growth and global power.  It is also the setting for Tony Kushner's play, "Angels in

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    Angels in America The play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, by Tony Kushner, contained situations in which characters’ personalities underwent great changes from the beginning of the play to the end. One of the most significant and noticeable changes was that of Harper. She was married to the character named Joe, who she knew was gay and the way she dealt with this came to relate directly to her own sanity. In part one, Harper spent a lot of time with her imaginary friend

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    Fear in Tony Kushner's Angels In America

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    Fear in Tony Kushner's Angels In America Both parts of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America paint a painfully truthful picture of what gay men go through. In most cases, they suffer either inner anguish or public torment. Sometimes they must endure both. Being homosexual in America is a double-edged sword. If you publicly announce that you are gay, you suffer ridicule and are mocked by the ignorant of society; but if you keep your homosexuality a secret, you are condemned to personal turmoil

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    Roy Cohn from Angels in America The trip to Brooklyn didn’t turn out the way I expected this morning. I went back to Brooklyn looking for the life I had left when I went to college. My father, the Judge Albert Cohn of the New York State Supreme Court always wanted me to go away and find a life outside of Brooklyn. It meant a lot to him to have his only child to go out of Brooklyn and continue what he called his judge’s legacy. However, I always miss what I had left. Life for me has been a struggle

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    The Power of Angels in America

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    The Power of Angels in America "Such ethical possibility is, however, founded on and coextensive with the subject's movement toward what Foucault calls 'care of the self,' the often very fragile concern to provide the self with pleasure and nourishment in an environment that is perceived not particularly to offer them." -Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "Demanding that life near AIDS is an inextricably other reality denies our ability to recreate a sustaining culture and social structures

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    “When MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, Part One of ANGELS IN AMERICA, opened on Broadway in 1993, Tony Kushner was hailed as the savior of serious American theater” (Gainor, Garner, and Puchner1459). When Kushner wrote Part One of this Gay Fantasia he brought together many themes and issues of the 1980s. Such themes and issues include AIDS, homosexuality, religion, and politics. As other plays a balance must be kept and so Kushner wrote this work with exact precision. With so many topics to discuss Kushner’s

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    doesn't belong. In “Angels in America” a gay fantasia on National themes, characters struggle to be themselves upon fear of whether or not society will accept them as an individual. The characters not only struggles with whether or not society will accept them, but they also struggle with their inner demons, and ultimately the question of what is truly good or evil. In this paper several characters will be analyzed and discussed from several different viewpoints. “Angels in America” is a highly dramatic

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    Tragic Analysis of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, is an illustrative analysis of the AIDS epidemic in the United States during the 1980s. The play is split into two separate pieces entitled Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, which initially focus on the gay couple of Prior Walter and Louis Ironson before panning out into several complex storylines that often intersect. Due to the nature of its plot, Angels in America does not focus on a

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    There are many themes can be found in the play Angels in America by Tony Kushner, such as religion, sexuality and politics. Actually, they are all connected and related to the source of selfishness, because it just acts like a road sign to give a direction to a person. Sometimes, selfishness can lead you the way to save ourselves when you are in different situations; but at the same time, selfishness can hurt and change a person deeply. In these two scenes, act 1 scene 8 and act 2 scene 9, we can

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    play, “Angels in America” by Tony Kushner, while discussing how they can be both valuable and questionable. Kushner implies that religious ideals act as guidelines for those who follow them. He brings this point across with the character called Joe. A Mormon who has used those religious standards to fight off the “wrong or ugly” and has modified his behavior to what is “decent” or “Correct” (Angels in America pg. 40). Joe also talks about the picture where “Jacob wrestles with the angel,” Kushner

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    Tony Kushner's play, Angels in America

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    Tony Kushner’s play, Angels in America, comments on a number of social issues of its time; ranging from political to societal. Additionally, it incorporates many concepts discussed in the Modern Condition courses. Thinkers such as Nietzsche, Borges, and DeBeauvoir are specifically represented in the play through the characters presented. Kushner uses his characters to convey the ideas of these thinkers in the context of the culture the play takes place in. Nietzsche’s ideas are most clearly reflected

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    The characters in Tony Kushner's magnum opus Angels in America are reflections of the modern, millennial age. Like so many of us, they are on a quest for spirituality, for some kind of inner fulfillment, and their search seems to have taken on a desperate significance in the closing years of the second millennium. Philosophically, the twentieth century has been called an "age of uncertainty," of individuals seeking meaning for their lives and order in an increasingly chaotic universe. Traditional

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    Tony Kushner, in his play Angels in America, explores a multitude of issues pertaining to modern American society including, but not limited to, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Through his diverse character selection, he is able to compare and contrast the many varied experiences that Americans might face today. Through it all, the characters’ lives are all linked together through a common thread: progress, both personal and public. Kushner offers insight on this topic by allowing his characters

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    In Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, the interconnection of people and events, that might ordinarily be viewed as disconnected or unrelated, is implicitly presented in the characters section. Dual roles are implemented by a playwright that has one actor portraying the roles of two or more characters, with or without thematic intentions. The use of “dual roles” in several scenes of this play can be viewed as a demonstration of Kushner’s effort in maintaining the interconnectedness between characters

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    Angels in America   Both parts of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America paint a painfully truthful picture of what gay men go through. In most cases, they suffer either inner anguish or public torment. Sometimes they must endure both. Being homosexual in America is a double-edged sword. If you publicly announce that you are gay, you suffer ridicule and are mocked by the ignorant of society; but if you keep your homosexuality a secret, you are condemned to personal turmoil. Kushner's work attempts

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    Angels in America

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    Angels in America is one of the most powerful plays written in the twentieth century. The play explores themes such as AIDs, homosexuality, drug addiction, spirituality, politics and identity specifically during the 1980’s. This ground breaking piece of work is not only entertaining, but also thought provoking. Angels creates dreamlike envisions of scenes and yet maintains a form of realism in the plots and characters. Tony Kushner is both the author of the play and the screen writer for the brilliant

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    Angels in America is a story about two couples, which are different, but, at the same time, somehow similar. The main difference between the couples is that one gay (Louis Ironson and his lover Prior Walter), and the other traditional (Joe Pitt and his wife Harper). The story is quite simple, about ordinary people, however makes people feel the mystical atmosphere, skillfully connected with realism. As a "fantasia," Angels in America is a major departure from prevailing theatrical realism, with detours

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    A.M.Holmes' Music For Torching, Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy, and Tony Kushner's Angels in America The social progression of America in the 20th and 21st centuries has been arguably advantageous. In the years following the feminist and civil rights movements, the United States has undeniably developed into the world’s leading democratic system. Women and minorities have equal citizenship status under the law. There are more females in the workforce than ever before, and formerly guarded issues

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    Frankie Camera World Theater 3/31/14 Angels in America Discovering one’s identity is part of life. An identity is unique in that it is what sets us apart, yet can bring us together. Throughout Angels in America the characters were searching for their identity, which I will express to be the “spine”. Every character had faced some method of change during the play. These elements helped us define the theme of the play. During Harper’s life in which she suffered from Valium, her search remained

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    In Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, every character goes through changes in relationships and experiences a form of loneliness. From the opening scene of the play with the eerie solitude of the dead haunting over the funeral scene, to the final scene of the play with Prior sitting abandoned and alone before the Angel comes in; every character experiences loneliness in different ways. Angels in America proposes that relationships are not permanent and loneliness is a natural

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