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George: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, […]
Martha: I...am...George...I...am...(3.541-3.544)

By the end of the play George and Martha are forced to face the hard absurdity of their condition. There lives have been failures. Even if they had succeeded it would mean nothing. They both hate and love each other, yet still they're all the other has. It's a bleak future, but the overall message of the play seems to be that we must face the absurd in order to live honest lives.

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