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Links Balancing Angels in America "When MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, Part One of ANGELS IN AMERICA, opened on Broadway in 1993, Tony Kushner was hailed as the savior of serious American theatre" (Gainor, Garner, along with Puchner1459). When Kushner composed Part One of the Gay Fantasia he brought together many themes and issues of the 1980s, the time period this play occurs. Such topics and issues contain AIDS, homosexuality, religion, and politics. With each play written a balance has to be kept and so Kushner wrote this job together with precision. With so many topics discussed Kushner's writing had to demonstrate a broad selection of characters and their identifying opinions to maintain the balance. The feeling of balance of this play is demonstrated through the writing style together with the similarities, both oppositions, and relations of characters. Similarities between characters can strengthen their connection and link their reactions of circumstances, even if the characters don't come together. For instance, Harper and Louis are similar in the way that they abandon their lovers. Louis abandons Prior when the toll of Prior's declining health and imminent death becomes too fantastic. Harper leaves Joe just coughing up blood when he abandons their faith and their marriage by accepting his homosexuality. Harper managed to build herself up to this point because she always knew Joe was a homosexual. Joe understood something too as he leaves Harper alone as well, going on long walks. Joe abandons Harper emotionally. Following the abandoning of their spouses, Louis and Joe cling to one another therefore linking them to each other. Those left alone, Ahead and Harper, are then connected in their loneliness and their hallucinations. They even share...