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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  

by Edward Albee

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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 #7

Martha: we take our tears, and we put 'em in the icebox, in the goddamn ice trays[…]until they're frozen[…]and then…we put them…in our…drinks. (3.1)

Here's quite a poignant metaphor for drowning sorrows in alcohol.

Quote #8

Nick: You should try me sometime when we haven't been dinking for ten hours (3.26)

Nick uses drinking as an excuse for his impotence, but are there deeper reasons? Disgust? Shame?

Quote #9

Martha: You [Nick] just stay where you are. Make my hubby a drink. (3.96)

Making the drinks has been George's job for the whole play. Now, Martha is ordering Nick to do it. What could this sudden shift symbolize?

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