Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
by Edward Albee
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Dissatisfaction Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
George: I'LL KILL YOU! (Grabs her by the throat. They struggle) […] YOU SATANIC BITCH! (2.480-2.484)
You can gauge which failure George is most dissatisfied with by the violence of his reaction when Martha chooses to reveal it. The above reaction happens after she mentions his novel.
Martha: I sat there at Daddy's party, and […] I watched you sitting there, and I watched the younger men around you, the men who were going to go somewhere. […] and you weren't there! […] It finally snapped! (2.668)
We wonder if Martha's dissatisfaction with George stems from her the fact that she's never gone anywhere with her life.
Martha: There is only one man who has ever…made me happy. […] George; my husband. (3.31)
Really? Then why are you so dissatisfied, Martha? (Check out some of our theories in Martha's "Character Analysis.")