Honey is Nick’s wife, a couple of years his junior, and is described as petite and plain. She is clearly not very intelligent, and becomes drunk very quickly, retiring to lie on the bathroom floor and peel labels off alcohol bottles. It is evident that Nick, handsome and intelligent, feels he deserves better, and he ultimately confesses to George that he only married Honey because of a hysterical pregnancy and his parents’ expectations. Honey, like Martha, it turns out, cannot have children and is distraught by her infertility. She is clearly the weakest character in the play and spends much of the play offstage.
Honey Quotes in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf quotes below are all either spoken by Honey or refer to Honey. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf published in 1983.).
Act 1 Quotes
Act 2 Quotes
It was a hysterical pregnancy. She blew up, and then she went down.
Just before we got married, I developed…appendicitis…or everybody thought it was appendicitis…
Honey Character Timeline in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The timeline below shows where the character Honey appears in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...make anybody proud of him.” George loudly sings “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” and then Honey joins in before announcing that she’s going to be sick and running offstage. Nick and... (full context)
...which Nick describes as occurring fairly frequently. This leads Nick to reveal that he married Honey because of a hysterical pregnancy: he thought she was pregnant, but she turned out not... (full context)
...set him straight about something his wife said. Martha interrupts and announces that she and Honey are drinking coffee. George and Martha go back and forth, calling each other by different... (full context)
...disappointment of George’s—that he tried to publish a book, but was prevented by Martha’s father. Honey requests some music for dancing, and George puts on Beethoven’s seventh symphony. Honey gets up... (full context)