From Loss to Restoration——On Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? With the Biblical Archetypes
The play Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962)is one of Edward Albee's representatives. As a famous American playwright, he makes the best of the absurd jocosities and displacement of the Biblical archetypes to deduct a modern revelation, which show people's mentality of getting salvation only through self-deception. This paper, in virtue of the archetypal criticism, analyzes the scenarios and imagoes of the Biblical archetype in order to dig out its profound meanings behind these metaphors.