| Quote #4
Martha: Our son does not have blue hair…or blue eyes, for that matter. He has green eyes…like me.
Here George and Martha use the illusion of their son as a battlefield for dominance.
| Quote #5
George: I've been drawing you [Nick] out on this stuff, not because I'm interested in your terrible lifehood, but only because you represent a direct and pertinent threat to my lifehood (2.217)
George openly admits that he's intimidated by Nick's youthful potential, and that he's seeking a way to undermine it.
| Quote #6
Martha: You want to know what big brave Georgie did?
Revealing the secret of George's novel is a major power play on Martha's part.