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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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    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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    “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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    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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