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Truth and Illusion in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Summary: Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" focuses on the question of truth or illusion. The four main characters all use illusions to hide the truth from themselves and others. In addition to giving the reader a better insight into the lives and true feelings of the characters, Albee conveys the message that people will have much better lives without relying on these illusions to achieve happiness.
"Truth and illusion...Who knows the difference""

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"" is about truth and illusion. As readers begin the play, they enter into a slightly distorted world where people act more dramatically, have deeply scared lives, and will do anything to prevent themselves from facing reality. To learn more about these characters and their troubles, we must ask ourselves, "Which parts of these characters and their stories are true, and which are illusions""

The question of truth or illusion lies beneath almost every story and character presented in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"." Truth and illusion exist in George's murder of his parents, Honey's hysterical pregnancy, George pretending to shoot Martha, George and Martha's son, and Nick and Honey's happy marriage. Moreover, the characters do anything they can to distract themselves from reality through the use of alcohol, continuous...

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