Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Study Guide Act 3, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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The room is empty as Martha comes back in. She imagines herself ordering George to make her another drink, and then as she pours her own she imagines herself talking to her father. She talks about him having red eyes because he cries all the time, and confesses that she and George both cry all the time, only on the inside where nobody can see. She imagines that they freeze their tears in ice cube trays and later put them in their drinks. She clinks the ice in her glass and laughs.

As she's clinking and laughing Nick returns, saying that everybody's gone nuts. He tells how George has disappeared, how Honey is upstairs in the bathroom peeling the label off the brandy bottle, and Martha's just sitting alone clinking. Martha tells him to calm down and tells him he's just as much a flop...

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