Angels in America by Tony Kushner

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In addition to the literal angel, discuss if Angels in America  contains any figurative angels or devils.

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I think that the discussion of potential angels and devils in Kushner's work is something that pivots to the role of human beings.  It seems to me that Kushner wishes to make the point that Prior suggests in that human beings are "not rocks."  Rather, there is a fluid construction to human identity, one in which the presence of figurative demons and angels exists in what it means to be a human being.  For example, Roy Cohn is shown as almost the personification of a devil on Earth with his approach to life and his base mentality on appropriating the...

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