What is Act I of Angels in America about?

What is Act I of Angels in America about?

What is Act I of Angels in America about?

What is Act I of Angels in America about?

Act One of Kushner’s work analyzes what it means to be gay in America.  It addresses the challenges and issues regarding identity in terms of those who are homosexual.  It approaches this from several ends.  The Roy Cohn character is meant to display the repression associated with being gay, and through it, the reader also sees the assault on being gay that has been launched by the right wing of the Republican party.  In the relationship between Lew and Prior, one sees the effects AIDS has had on the gay community and the crucible its reality has had on it.  In the story of Joe and Harper, the issue of being gay is analyzed through the lens of the “ideal” heterosexual community where there might be facades imposed by one, or both, parties.  Essentially, Act One details the difficulty in being gay in America, a narrative that is enhanced in Act Two which serves to validate the voices of those who are gay in America.
What is Act I of Angels in America about?
What is Act I of Angels in America about?
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What is Act I of Angels in America about?
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