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With whom do you identify with the most? The least? Do some of the actions of the characters strike you as particularly mean or thoughtless? Do you expect this kind of behavior from the “main” character or from a character with whom Tony Kushner asks you to sympathize? Pay special attention to the other characters played by the same performers as the characters you discuss. Can this shape your view of the characters? What point(s) do you think Tony Kushner was trying to make with these casting choices?Make a ‘family tree’ showing the connections between all of the characters inANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES. Include lines to show how the characters are ‘related’ to one another: Which characters are involved in relationships with one another? What are other ways in which the characters are connected? See how many connections you are able to show on your tree.Hannah Porter Pitt – Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz – Henry – Ethel RosenbergMr. Lies – BelizeThe Man in the Park – PriorThe Angel – the Voice – Emily – Sister Ella Chapter – the Woman in the South BronxHarper – Martin HellerJoe – Prior 1 – the EskimoRoy – Prior 2Joe and Harper are married, but their marriage is broken: Harper suspects Joe is gay, Joe knows it deep inside, but does not want to Harper and Prior appear in each other’s hallucination/dreamJoe and Louis have a gay interaction, and later turn into a thingLouis and Prior are a couple, but Prior has AIDSHenry (doctor) treats Roy and discovers he is homosexual & shows signs of AIDS that he can’t treat even if he is someone with clout (power/influence) and can basically get anything he wants