fences

Topics: Black people, American football, White people Pages: 1 (371 words) Published: May 29, 2014
August Wilson's Fences - Building Fences - August Wilson's Fences - Building Fences The first time I read August Wilson's Fences for english class, I was angry. I was angry at Troy Maxson, angry at him for having an affair, angry at him for denying his son, Cory, the opportunity for a football scholarship.I kept waiting for Troy to redeem himself in the end of the play, to change his mind about Cory, or to make up with Ruth somehow. I wanted to know why, and I didn't, couldn't understand. I had no intention of writing my research paper on this play, but as the semester continued, and I immersed myself in more literature, Fences was always in the back of my mind, and, more specifically, the character of Troy Maxson....   [tags: August Wilson Fences Essays] :: 6 Works Cited Troy does not want to accept the changes in the world because that would cause him to accept the death of his own dreams. After reading the play carefully it becomes pretty obvious to me that Troy, the main character in the play, a black African – American, father of two children, cannot accept the changes in the world. That is, in my opinion, the reason why he tries to fence in his family. Especially Cory, by not giving him the chance to become a successful sports player and he also can’t accept that someone is able to live as a musician like his son Lyons wants to. The storyline plays in America, in 1957, where the blacks began to stand up for their civil rights and to see some equality. Troy still believes that the whole world is still into racial discrimination, that white people don’t give black people any opportunities. He doesn’t see any changes even though they actually happen in front of him. To make the main thesis clear, we will have a look at some examples in the play. For instance in Act One, Scene One, after Cory, the sixteen years old son of Troy, got recruited by a college football team. Troy has a discussion with his wife Rose, a very kind woman, about the chances for Cory to...

Cited: Troy does not want to accept the changes in the world because that would cause him to accept the death of his own dreams. After reading the play carefully it becomes pretty obvious to me that Troy, the main character in the play, a black African – American, father of two children, cannot accept the changes in the world. That is, in my opinion, the reason why he tries to fence in his family. Especially Cory, by not giving him the chance to become a successful sports player and he also can’t accept that someone is able to live as a musician like his son Lyons wants to. The storyline plays in America, in 1957, where the blacks began to stand up for their civil rights and to see some equality. Troy still believes that the whole world is still into racial discrimination, that white people don’t give black people any opportunities. He doesn’t see any changes even though they actually happen in front of him. To make the main thesis clear, we will have a look at some examples in the play. For instance in Act One, Scene One, after Cory, the sixteen years old son of Troy, got recruited by a college football team. Troy has a discussion with his wife Rose, a very kind woman, about the chances for Cory to become a professional Football player or not.
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