In scene i, Martha is alone, and her soliloquy reveals her sense of abandonment and a desire to make up with George. She imagines a scene where they admit that they would do anything for each other. After remembering the game, "Hump the Hostess," she prepares the audience for Nick's failure by repeating "Fat chance . . . Fat chance." She goes on to talk about her father, herself, and George and recognizes the sadness and bitterness that underscores her relationship with them both.