In Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, why is the setting in the region of New England important to this story? Is it because the two men are professors and this area is home to several Ivy League colleges?

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is set on the campus of New Carthage in New England because it is the site of many of America's best colleges, the home of the oldest, most historical sites in America, and the site of the Revolutionary War.  It is both a venue for academia and bloodshed, two recurring themes of the play.

For example, George makes reference to the "Punic Wars" in Act II.  Incidentally, these wars took place in the city-state of Carthage, which was ravaged by war (there were three Punic Wars) and finally destroyed by the Romans....

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