Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf Analysis

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E. R. Beadle once said, “Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not” (www.famous-quotes.com). It is difficult to imagine a life in which there are no false illusions. That being said, the image that one makes themselves out to be can be an exaggerated version of their true reality. It is with this uncertainty that drives the force in revealing the fantasy world that one generates. In Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee demonstrates that the characters’ realities of their lives can help dispel the false illusions that they create.
To begin, George and Martha’s fabrication of their imaginary son is exposed to reality when George “kills” him. Through the heated fights and struggles of their marriage, he created the illusion of hope and harmony. They kept him a secret so no one …show more content…

In Act III, “The Exorcism,” George alludes to their son in a conversation between the guests because Martha broke the rule that they set. Therefore, Martha creates a facade by describing the birth, his eye color, and other false descriptions. She had been imagining her life with her son for such a long time that she began to think the illusion was reality. When George tells everyone the harsh reality of their son, Martha is devastated. She cannot take to heart that the secret is out and that in a second, she has come to face with reality. Their future is ambiguous since there are no more false illusions in their lives. The truth is revealed and they are then forced to make a new life for themselves without distortion. Furthermore, George hints at the illusion: “When you get down to the bone, you haven’t got all the way, yet. There’s something inside

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