Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Act 1, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 2 Summary

Martha shouts for their guests, Nick and Honey, to come in. They protest that because it's late they maybe shouldn't have come, but Martha insists it's all right. Honey comments on how nice the room is and Nick begins to comment about an abstract painting but George finishes his thought and explains that the painting represents the chaos of Martha's mind. As George makes drinks, Martha starts in with the "Virginia Woolf" refrain. Honey joins in and Nick smiles, but George says he doesn't want to go through that whole thing again. Nick and Honey comment on how nice the party was, and Honey tells how at their last posting they weren't made welcome at all and how she had to introduce herself all the time. Martha says that her father knows how to run things, which makes George comment that there are...

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