Materialist Society in Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

  •  Kadhim Kaibr    
  •  Jingjing Guo    


After the Second World War, The American materialistic society was one of the most themes criticized in most of Albee’s early plays. He paid a great attention to the negative impact of “American Dream” project and the negative impact of this project on the behavior of American individual. Albee explains that the “American Dream” project means the absence of the highest values and principles of humanity and this project will cause a gap between family members and between the family and society. Through Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This paper will attempt to highlight on how the American individual directly affected by the materialism community which has become used to administer the American daily life, also highlight on the social hypocrisy that the high American class lived and explain how the American culture has lost the real principles to build an ideal society in which humans can live in harmony.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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