It’s only appropriate that Angels in America, a play about the devastation of the AIDS crisis, include a few scenes centered around funerals. It’s clear enough that funerals symbolize the effects of the AIDS crisis in America—and yet, out of the three funerals in the play, only one is held for an AIDS victim. Kushner isn’t specifically concerned with AIDS, so much as he is with the broader question of how we should respond to death and tragedy: should we weep for the victims or celebrate them with song and dance? Some of the funerals in play are somber, quiet affairs, while others are big, glitzy spectacles. This suggests the myriad ways humans are equipped to cope with sadness and the inevitability of death.
Funerals Quotes in Angels in America
That ludicrous spectacle in there, just a parody of the funeral of someone who really counted. We don't; faggots; we're just a bad dream the world is having, and the real world's waking up. And he's dead.