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 and George and Martha grow increasingly harsh towards one another and say ever crueler and more revealing things. Alcohol serves to strip away the false fronts that the characters might otherwise use to mask their dysfunctions.
Alcohol Quotes in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf quotes below all refer to the symbol of Alcohol. 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 3 Quotes
I cry all the time too, Daddy. I cry allllll the time; but deep inside, so no one can see me. I cry all the time. And George cries all the time, too.
Alcohol Symbol Timeline in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The timeline below shows where the symbol Alcohol appears in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.