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In Edward Albees play Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf Albee reveals the shallowness and meaninglessness of modern society and exposes the falsity of The American Dream In doing this he refers to many different facets of society such as alcohol social conventions measures of success and corruption on a number of levels Violence manifested in both language and action reflect the frustration of the characters in not being able to live up to societys expectations The America Dream is a life lived to or close to perfection but the american dream is just what is says it is just a dream It is a dream dreamt by many Edward Albee takes this american dream and conveys it in its true form in his play In writing this play he exposes the falseness of the american dream and shows the audience what this dream really consists of The american dream does have its definition but since it is only a dream reality in comparison is almost an exact opposite This reality is full of illusion falseness and deceit In his play Albee takes western society as a whole and places it under one household He shows what western society is through his characters He shows the american dream in its true form and not as it has been put out to be In just one night factors of western society are conveyed - violence alcohol lies deceit conflict - along with those who participate Through his characters Albee was able to reveal the different types of people who make up society today Each character represents the different approaches people have taken towards reality and life In a sense The american dream is actually represented by Marthas farther who does not actually appear in the play but whom George and Martha frequently bring up into conversation The american dream is something everyone wants and to get to get it people must
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