Edward Albee emphasizes George and Martha's creation of the son in the play to display their insecurities.
Albee portrays George killing off the son to display the death of their old dysfunctional relationship. After this very long morning George is exhausted and has simply given up playing these games and so when he claims the son "is dead" it displays the end of these games. George is tired of these games overall and no longer wishes to play them, in him killing the son it signifies the end of these games not just for the night but forever. Martha grieves severely over the ending of the games and is "afraid" of how life will be without them. She is afraid of living life without al these lies and false stories leaving "just [them]" behind. The playwright emphasizes George's killing of the fake son to symbolize the death of the games and lies in their relationship.
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Ablee’s presents the “little buggar” so on-lookers can see past Martha and George’s “wicked” games. Tension is built when George warns her to “not mention IT” which Martha argues back “[she] can talk about anything [she] wants.” The audience later can infer that “it” was their imaginary child created in efforts to continue their scheme. It is clear to viewers their relationship is not all “fun and games” but deeply rotten by their lack to have any children. The playwright presents this fictional son to bring to light the cause for their unusual entertainment as well as their vulnerability.
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Playwright Edward Albee attributes George and Martha's "son" substantial relevance, in order to portray the conforming nature behind the couple utilizing these "fun and games" as a void from their turbulent relationship. George and Martha's consistent "hacking away at [one another]," attest to the notion that through the creation of their "son" they are able to avoid the dissatisfaction between themselves. Martha referencing to her "green-eyed son" in front of guests, demonstrates that she deceitfully relishes in the conforming sensation of this delusion. However, George has grown restless with this facade and puts everything to rest as he claims that "there was a car accident" which killed their "son." Martha's subsequent outcry - "NOOO..." - proves how intently she relied on this illusion to escape from the troubling realities of their marriage. Albee's incorporation of this illusionary character, serves as a potent source for the couple to channel their disconsolation for one another.
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Edward Albee presents George and Martha's son as a projection of the child they were never able to have. Throughout the play, it becomes apparent that they have been at their "fun and games" for a long time now, which has aged along with their imaginary 21 year old son. Albee portrays Jim is a comforting character that is only to be mentioned between George and Martha in an attempt to fill the empty hole in their hearts. When George finds out that Martha told Honey about Jim, he responds by repeatedly asking, "she told you about him?" as if he simply cannot believe that she would betray him so. Once this violation occurs, he becomes an active player in the game and does everything he can to punish Martha. The games live as long as their imaginary son lives, so George puts an end to it all by killing him off.
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