Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

by

Edward Albee

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Symbols

Babies

Images of babies and child-like behavior appear throughout the text. Martha and George call each other baby; Martha sometimes speaks in a childish voice; and when Honey drinks too much, she curls up like a… (read full symbol analysis)

Alcohol

Alcohol is consumed throughout the play, and the narrative is often punctuated by character’s glasses being refilled. The characters’ lips are loosened as they drink more and more, until Honey is on the bathroom floor… (read full symbol analysis)

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was an acclaimed modernist novelist of the 20th century. Her novels—Mrs. Dalloway in particular—depict family society life in all of its banality and darkness. When the characters of Albee’s play sing “Who’s… (read full symbol analysis)