© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


by Edward Albee

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Drugs and Alcohol 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.

Quote #4

Nick: May I leave me drink here?
George: Yeah…sure…why not? We've got half-filled glasses everywhere in the house, wherever Martha forgets she's left them…in the linen closet, on the edge of the bathtub…I even found one in the freezer, once. (1.544)

Is Martha's alcoholism as out of control as George describes?

Quote #5

Honey (Suddenly giggles insanely, subsides. To George) When is your son? (Giggles again) (1.620)

Honey is pretty darn drunk by this point in the evening. Notice how her drunkenness steadily increases as the situation gets more and more tense.

Quote #6

George: we've got guests.
Martha: (With a covetous look at Nick) We sure have.
Honey: Could I have a little brandy? I think I'd like a little brandy? (2.322-2.324)

This is after Honey's first trip to the bathroom, but once again the social situation is just too tense for her without alcohol.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...