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

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Act 2, Part 2 Summary

Honey apologizes, saying that she gets sick quite often. She says that before she got married she developed appendicitis, or what everybody thought was appendicitis but turned out to be a false alarm. Martha orders George to make her a drink and tells how their son was always sick because of anxiety at being around George. George counters by saying their son was always sick because Martha was always going after him with her kimono open, touching him and chasing him. Martha loudly denies it, George insists, and Honey asks for more brandy. Nick asks whether she should, Honey angrily insists, Nick angrily gives in; George says he used to drink brandy, and Martha says he used to drink "bergin" too. This reminds Nick of the story of the boy who shot his mother.

George tries to change the subject, but Martha asks...

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