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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


by Edward Albee

Martha Timeline and Summary

  • Martha stumbles home with George.
  • After announcing that they will be having guests over for a drink to George, Martha welcomes Nick and Honey to her home.
  • Throughout the course of the evening, Martha continually exposes the failure of George's career.
  • She engages in aggressive flirting with Nick and at one point dances sexy with Nick right in front of her husband.
  • Martha brutally exposes the failure of George's novel and his traumatic childhood.
  • After being essentially encouraged by George, Martha runs upstairs to sleep with Nick.
  • Martha is decimated when George "kills" their imaginary son.
  • The play ends as Martha is comforted by George, and facing life without illusion.