Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
by Edward Albee
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Power 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.
George: I'll tell you what game we'll play. We're done with Humiliate the Host[…]How about a little game of Get the Guests? (2.510)
George attempts to regain power by humiliating Nick and Honey. He uses what Nick told him about Honey's hysterical pregnancy against them.
Martha: You know what I'm doing, George?[…]I'm necking with one of the guests.[…]
George: Good…good. You go right on. (2.783-2.787)
By pretending to not care about Martha's infidelity, George gains power over the situation.
Martha: The gelding's all upset. Ha, ha, ha, HA! […] Go answer the door.[…] You [Nick] can be houseboy around here for awhile. (3.61-3.75)
We wonder if Martha is only bossing Nick around because he failed in bed. There's a chance she would've treated him this way no matter how their trip to the bedroom turned out. Look at how she treats George.