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Quote #4

Nick: Well, now, I'd just better get her [Martha] off in a corner and mount her like a goddamn dog, eh? (2.246)

Nick says this in a joking way, but it turns out that he really does try to do the thing he describes. It seems that sex in this case is an attempt at by Nick to gain power – to defeat George and gain status at the school.

Quote #5

George: the real reason […] our son…used to throw up all the time […] was nothing more complicated than that he couldn't stand you fiddling at him all the time, breaking into his bedroom with your kimono flying, […] and your hands all over his…(2.308)

This accusation of child molestation is pretty vicious, even for George. We wonder if this is the first time this has ever entered into the story of the imaginary son. Is George purposely poisoning the fantasy with sexual perversity?

Quote #6

Martha: I said I was necking with one of the guests. (2.789)

It seems as if Martha is seeking to further emasculate George by making out with Nick right in front of him.

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