| Quote #1
Martha: Bette Davis comes home from a hard day at the grocery store […] into […] modest cottage Joseph Cotton has set her up in […] and she says, "What a dump!" […] She's discontent. (1.30-1.36)
Is Martha just taking about a movie, or could she be expressing dissatisfaction with her own home and husband in some sort of code?
| Quote #2
George: there are easier things than being married to the daughter of the president of that university. […]
The fact that George never went further in his career seems to be Martha's major source of dissatisfaction.
| Quote #3
Martha: Georgie boy didn't have the stuff […] he wasn't particularly…aggressive. In fact he was […] A great…big…gat…FLOP! […]
Up till now George's dissatisfaction with his failure had been revealed through subtext. This violent reaction of his part shows just how disappointed he is with his life.