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The reason for why I chose to write about an excerpt from August Wilson’s Fences, is simply because I can relate to this scene better than anything else I’ve read this semester. This scene strikes close to my heart, because it is about life lessons taught through work. If there is anything I learned from my childhood it was hard work is the best teacher and when you have a father like mine there is plenty of work to do. This scene also displays a great situation where a young man must be taught about priorities, another lesson that was taught to me through work that I accomplished with my father.

The portion of Fences that I will be discussing is act one scene three, a plethora of emotions along with life lessons are displayed in this act. Act one scene three opens with Cory coming home from football practice and his mother Rose letting him know that his father is upset with him. Cory then lets her know that his father, Troy, has told him that they were going to work on the fence for the past five Saturdays, and Troy always ends up doing something else. Then Cory goes off to eat lunch and do his chores, this is when Troy enters the house and yells at Cory to come help him build the fence. In the midst of the build Cory ask Troy why haven’t they bought a TV yet, Troy goes on to explain that he would rather put the money towards tarring the roof to stop the leaks. Cory tells his father about putting down payments on the television, and his father yells at him about not wanting to owe anybody. Troy then says that if Cory can come up with half the money for the TV he will match it and they will finally get a TV. The two change the topic to baseball and begin to talk about diversity in Major League Baseball. Of course, Troy begins t...


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...I could not help but take a stroll down memory lane, to all of the moments in my life where my father molded me into a man. Much like Troy had molded Cory whether he realized it in act one scene three or not.



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Wilson, August. Fences. New York [etc.: Plume, 1986. Print



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