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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


by Edward Albee

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Versions of Reality 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.

Quote #7

Martha: Can I get you a drink, Martha? Why, thank you, George; that's very kind of you. No, Martha, no; why I'd do anything for you. (3.1)

Here we see Martha alone and pretending to have a nice civil conversation with George. It's interesting that this is the game that she chooses to play when by herself.

Quote #8

Martha: Truth and illusion, George; you don't know the difference.
George: No, but we must carry on as though we did.
Martha: Amen. (3.161-3.163)

Martha and George seem to agree that there's no such thing as an objective reality. Once you pull one illusion back, you'll only find another.

Quote #9

George: We got a telegram; there was a car accident, and he's dead. POUF! […]
Martha (A howl which weakens into a moan) NOOOOOOoooooo. (3.449-3.450)

With this, George destroys the illusion of their child. Are they better off or not?

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