Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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.
Martha: Make me another drink…lover.
George: My God, you can swill it down, can't you? (1.17)
This is the first of George's many jabs at Martha's alcoholism. If he has such a big problem with it, why does he always make her drinks?
George: Martha? Rubbing alcohol for you? […] Martha's tastes in liquor have come down…simplified over the years…crystallized. [1.198-200]
George is referencing Martha's increasing descent into alcoholism. Could this reflect the disintegration of their marriage?
George: I'll tote you gin bottles out after midnight so no one'll see. (1.451)
George seems to be a real enabler when it comes to Martha's alcoholism. Does he do this out of pity, hatred, or love? All three perhaps?