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Essay | The Role of Violence in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'

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The Role of Violence in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'

Summary: Examinination of the role of violence in Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"

`Violence, whether it be physical or psychological, is prominent in this play.'

How has violence been dramatised in the play and to what purpose"

Within Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, there are many examples of violence, whether it be physical or psychological. Violence is a common characteristic of the arguments between both Martha and George as well as their daily life. Violence is used within the play for different reasons including setting the scene, making the type of relationship George and Martha have together more clear as well as exploiting each of the characters failures.

Although the violence witnessed within the play is more commonly psychological, when physical violence occurs it is with a terrifying viciousness. A first example of pysical violence can be seen on page 41, when George as a...

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