Why was Jerry from Albee's "The Zoo Story" unhappy?

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Jerry is "disconnected."  He has lost his family.  He does not answer the letters he has saved in his strong box.  He only loves the "little ladies" once.  He has failed at the only relationship revealed in the play- the one with his landlady's dog.  He does not know the woman who cries from behind her apartment door.  He tells Peter the long and personal story of JERRY AND THE DOG only to hear Peter claim that he...

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