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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]
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The Symbolic Importance of the Fence in August Wilson’s Fences - Alan Nadel argues that the object of the fence in August Wilson’s play, “Fences” symbolizes a great struggle between the literal and figurative definitions of humanity and blackness. The author summarizes the play and uses the character Troy to explain the characterization of black abilities, such as Troy’s baseball talents, as “metaphoric,” which does not enable Troy to play in the white leagues as the period is set during segregation (Nadel 92). The author is trying to use the characters from the play as examples of black people during the segregation years to show how people of that time considered black people not as literal entities and more like figurative caricatures....   [tags: August Wilson, Fences]
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Symbolism in Fences by August Wilson - August Wilson uses the symbol of a 'fence' in his play, Fences, in numerous occasions. Three of the most important occasions fences are symbolized are by protection, Rose Maxson and Troy Maxson's relationship, and Troy against Mr. Death. Throughout the play, characters create 'fences' symbolically and physically to be protected or to protect. Examples such as Rose protecting herself from Troy and Troy protecting himself form Death. This play focuses on the symbol of a fence which helps readers receive a better understanding of these events....   [tags: Fences Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory]
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Conflict in August Wilson's Fences and How it Affects the Work - Fences, by August Wilson, is a drama that focuses on the characteristics of black life in the mid to late twentieth century and the strains of society on African Americans. Set in a small neighborhood of a big city, this play holds much conflict between a father, Troy Maxson, and his two sons, Lyons and Cory. By analyzing the sources of this conflict, one can better appreciate and understand the way the conflict contributes to the meaning of the work. The first conflict in this play develops between Troy and his 34-year old son Lyons....   [tags: August Wilson Fences Essays] 1365 words
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Fences by August Wilson - ... See. I'm gonna build me a fence around what belongs to me. And then I want you to stay on the other side. See. You stay over there until you're ready for me” (77). After feeling distant from Troy, Rose confronts him. She then tells him that Alberta had his baby, but she died in childbirth. Troy became flushed with emotions. He begins to become angry at Rose, to which she then reminds Troy that he is her husband and that she should not be treated like this. Troy then claims he needs space. Rose feels distance from Troy because he is showing more concern for Alberta and taking her side in the situation more than he has supported Rose in their marriage....   [tags: play analysis]
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Fences as Metaphor in Fences by August Wilson - As with most works of literature, the title Fences is more than just a title. It could be initially noted that there is only one physical fence being built by the characters onstage, but what are more important are the ideas that are being kept inside and outside of the fences that are being built by Troy and some of the other characters in Fences. The fence building becomes quite figurative, as Troy tries to fence in his own desires and infidelities. Through this act of trying to contain his desires and hypocrisies one might say, Troy finds himself fenced in, caught between his pragmatic and illusory ideals....   [tags: essays research papers] 419 words
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Racism Exposed in Fences, by August Wilson - August Wilson’s play Fences brings an introspective view of the world and of Troy Maxson’s family and friends. The title Fences displays many revelations on what the meaning and significance of the impending building of the fence in the Maxson yard represents. Wilson shows how the family and friends of Troy survive in a day to day scenario through good times and bad. Wilson utilizes his main characters as the interpreters of Fences, both literally and figuratively. Racism, confinement, and protection show what Wilson was conveying when he chose the title Fences....   [tags: racism, confinement, protection]
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Fences: An American Play by August Wilson - Fences Introduction Fences is an American play written by August Wilson. It was based on the tough time faced by the African Americans during the time of Civil rights movement. It is the story of a character named Troy who is depicted as a baseball player who had to leave his game because of color discrimination prominent in that era. The play revolved round the family of Troy, who has to live miserably by doing a menial job of garbage collector....   [tags: civil-rights, African Americans]
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The Symbolical Meaning Behind the Title of Fences by August Wilson - Fences is a play that was written by August Wilson, it follows the life of Tony Maxson, a garbage man, who throughout the play is building a fence around his home. The title, Fences, has more significance than one may have thought at first glance. The title is very symbolic in the perspective of almost every character in the play. Within Act 2, Scene 1 of the play, when discussing the reason as to why Rose wanted the fence up, with Cory and Troy, Bono says “Some people build fences to keep people out… and other people build fences to keep people in....   [tags: close, death, family] 553 words
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Isolation and Alienation of Troy in Wilson's Fences -      August Wilson's Fences is a play about life, and an extended metaphor Wilson uses to show the disintegrating relationships between Troy and Cory and Troy and Rose. Troy Maxson represents the dreams of black America in a predominantly white world, a world where these dreams were not possible because of the racism and attitudes that prevailed. Troy Maxson is representative of many blacks and their "attitudes and behavior...within the social flux of the late fifties, in their individual and collective struggles to hew a niche for themselves in the rocky social terrain of postwar America" (Pereria, 37)....   [tags: August Wilson, Essays]
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Fences by August Wilson - ... Roy also felt fenced in in the city. Colored people couldn’t get a job or find a place to live. Roy ended up living in shacks made up of sticks and tarpaper under a bridge. This caused Roy to lead a life of stealing, which eventually got him locked up in a penitentiary. At the penitentiary, Troy started playing baseball. He loved baseball but couldn’t play it because of the color of his skin. This causes Troy to put up fences around Cory. He doesn’t want Cory to go through the same discrimination that he had to face....   [tags: play, story and character analysis] 890 words
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Fences by August Wilson - ... . . this child got a mother. But you a womanless man.” Rose tried to use a fence of divine power to keep her family protected. Troy neglected this by committing adultery, leaving his marriage to the mercy of the incomplete fence. The fence Troy builds around himself deteriorates the relationship between him and Cory. While Troy and Cory are working on the fence, Troy tells Cory that he will get nowhere playing football. He believes that the “white man” will never let Cory get far in society....   [tags: play analysis] 773 words
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August Wilson's Fences - August Wilson’s Fences was centered on the life of Troy Maxson, an African American man full of bitterness towards the world because of the cards he was dealt in life amidst the 1950’s. In the play Troy was raised by an unloving and abusive father, when he wanted to become a Major League Baseball player he was rejected because of his race. Troy even served time in prison because he was impoverished and needed money so he robbed a bank and ended up killing a man. Troy’s life was anything but easy....   [tags: Troy Maxson, Literary Analysis]
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Fences: When a Fence is not Merely a Fence - August Wilson’s Fences is a powerful play that centers on Troy Maxson and the Maxson family. While Wilson’s plays are entertaining, his goal is to provide the black community a source of entertainment in which they can be proud of their history. Wilson’s Fences does that through showing the complexities of Troy Maxson. Troy is the protagonist of the play. He is at constant battle with himself over racial issues that have plagued him throughout his life. In spite of being promoted as the first black truck driver at his job, he is unable to forget how race kept him from achieving baseball fame....   [tags: August Wilson, baseball, race, infidelity, family]
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Act one Scene 3 of Fences - 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....   [tags: August Wilson, life lesson, father, son, work]
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Struggles and Tensions in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and Fences by August Wilson - In drama, struggles and tensions within the lives of characters and the situations they face are important for the building of the plot and maintaining the attention of the audience. In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and Fences by August Wilson, the main characters of the plays face struggles which move the plot along, while adding anticipation and excitement. Willy and Troy face struggles internally and externally with society. Willy struggles with failing business, while Troy struggles with feelings of being segregated form society....   [tags: Papers] 1438 words
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Robert Frost Explains Why Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? - ... Frost notes that his neighbor repairs the wall with stones in each hand moving “like an old-stone savage armed” and that “He moves in darkness as it seems to me, Not of woods only and the shade of trees.” The poem is a metaphor for friendship between neighbors. Frost views the wall as unnecessary. Frost accepts that sometimes walls are necessary. He mentions cows crossing over to neighbors’ property as an example. But Frost and his neighbor have no livestock. They have only trees, and Frost points out that his apple trees are not going to cross the property boundary to eat the pine cones of the neighbor’s pine trees....   [tags: friendships, nature, relationships] 767 words
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Taller Fences Will NOT Put an End to School Violence - Do high schools manufacture students or prisoners. The Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado pressed into the minds of Americans that the presence of violence in our high schools is real, and if not dealt with effectively, will continue to plague the secondary school system. As a result, school administrators increased measures of safety at their respective schools, mainly in urban areas. These measures include, but are not limited to, metal detectors, surveillance cameras and security personnel.....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Fences, by August Wilson - Should a neglected, discriminated, and misplaced black man living in the mid 1900s possessing a spectacular, yet unfulfilled talent for baseball be satisfied or miserable. The play Fences, written by August Wilson, answers this question by depicting the challenging journey of the main character, Troy Maxon. Troy, an exceptional baseball player during his youth, cannot break the color barrier and is kept from playing in the big leagues. That being his major life setback, Troy has a pessimistic view on the world....   [tags: Fences Essays]
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Father and Son in Death of a Salesman, and Fences - The role of a father could be a difficult task when raising a son. The ideal relationship between father and son perhaps may be; the father sets the rules and the son obeys them respectfully. However it is quite difficult to balance a healthy relationship between father and son, because of what a father expects from his son. For instance in the narratives, “Death of a Salesman,” and “Fences” both Willy and Troy are fathers who have a difficult time in earning respect from their sons, and being a role model for them....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Fences]
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Impact of Racism in Fences, by August Wilson - Racism is everywhere; it is all around us and at most times it resides within us. Racism basically refers to the characterization of people (ethnicity based) with certain distinct traits. It is a tool with which people use to distinguish themselves between each other, where some use it to purposely inflict verbal, physical or mental attacks on others while some use it to simply distinguish or differentiate from one another. It all depends on the context in which it is used. The play Fences by August Wilson, takes place during the late 1950’s through to 1965, a period of time when the fights against segregation are barely blossoming results....   [tags: August Wilson, Fences] 1186 words
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Comparing Troy and Bono in Fences, by August Wilson - The play “Fences”, written by August Wilson, shows a detailed interpretation about the life of a typical African-American family living in the twentieth century. Troy Maxson, the main character and the man of the house, a strict man with the family, hardworking, and at the same time a pleasure seeker. Jim Bono is Troy’s best friend from thirty odd years, a very friendly fellow who works with Troy and is really close to him. They both enjoy the company of each other every Friday on a bottle of an alcoholic beverage....   [tags: Fences, August Wilson]
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An Analysis of The Building - An Analysis of The Building Larkin put "The Building" in the middle of his collection for a reason, it is a pillar that supports the rest of the collection with its long lines and many verses, and because of this, is maybe a bit more clearer than some of his other poems in the ideas and views that are expressed through it. Of course, being a Larkin a poem, there is the obligatory underlayer which so many people miss, but in "The Building" it is easier to discern and comprehend. The title of the poem, "The Building" already hints at the main theme of the poem....   [tags: The Building] 1040 words
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Personality and Achievement in the Plays Death of a Salesman and Fences - The characters Willy and Troy, from the plays “Death of a Salesman” and Fences,” share several qualities of personality and achievements. They are both fathers nearly at the twilight of their lives, suffering the consequences of decisions they made when they were younger. These men have worked for their whole lives to make money, as opposed to doing something for which they have passion. Willy and Troy spent their lives trying to achieve stability with money, only to come up with lives that constantly strive for payday, and families that begin to emulate their behaviors....   [tags: Plays, theater, Death of a Salesman, Fences] 619 words
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The Effects of Slavery Depicted in A New Song by Langston Hughes and Fences by August Wilson - Slavery in America began in 1607. Blacks and a small percentage of whites were owned by people whom were called masters. The majority of slaves were involved with the responsibility of field work and picked such things as cotton, sugar, crops, etc. The blacks that were not slaves had only a limited amount of rights which included their own water fountain and the backseat of the bus. Throughout the first half of the 19th century, a movement to end slavery was in progress. By 1865, President Lincoln signed The Emancipation Proclamation and the Land of the free had began....   [tags: a new song, fences]
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Analysis of Fences by August Wilson - In the play Fences by August Wilson, Troy is shown as a man who has hurt the people who are closest to him without even realizing it. He has acted in an insensitive and uncaring manner towards his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. At the beginning of the story, Troy feels he has done right by them. He feels this throughout the story. He doesn’t realize how much he has hurt them. Troy is the son of an abusive father. His father was hardly around to raise him. When he was around, he made him do chores and if he didn’t do them he would beat him....   [tags: Fences, August Wilson] 1020 words
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Exposing Boundaries in Wilson's Fences - Exposing Boundaries in Fences Fences is a play that deals with boundaries that hold people back and the trials and tribulations of those who try or wish to cross them. The characters are African-Americans in a time before the civil rights movement, living in an industrial city. The main character, Troy Manxson, is a talented baseball player who never had the chance to let his talent shine, with restrictions on race and his time in jail as the main obstacles that held him back. He is now hard working and loves his family....   [tags: Wilson Fences Essays] 909 words
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Elusive Perfection in Wilson's Fences - The play, 'Fences', presents a slice of life in a black tenement and is set in the late 1950's, through 1965.  The main character, Troy Maxson, is a garbage collector.  Throughout the play he rebels and frustrates as he struggles for fairness in a society which seems to offer none.  His actions and behavior towards his family can be interpreted by a reader as those of a violent and bad father.  However, soon one notices that beneath a mask of cruelty and toughness there is an individual who takes responsibility for his family no matter how difficult circumstances may seem.  Hence, he is a good father who tries to keep his family together and provide necessities for them....   [tags: Wilson Fences Essays] 983 words
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Religion in August Wilson's Fences - In August Wilson's play, Fences, the character, Troy Maxson, is by no definition a religious man. He has created his own religion through his own philosophies, especially baseball. Sandra G. Shannon's critical analysis, "The Good Christian's Come and Gone: The Shifting Role of Christianity in August Wilson Plays," gives analogies for the way Troy deals with his own spirituality. It is agreeable that Troy, like other Wilson characters, deals with religion in his own way. Shannon asserts, "this cynical black man does not lay his burdens down at the church's altar....   [tags: August Wilson, Fences]
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Fences by August Wilson - Fences by August Wilson      We all lead lives filled with anxiety over certain issues, and with dread of the inevitable day of our death. In this play, Fences which was written by the well known playwright, August Wilson, we have the story of Troy Maxson and his family. Fences is about Troy Maxson, an aggressive man who has on going, imaginary battle with death. His life is based on supporting his family well and making sure they have the comforts that he did not have in his own childhood. Also, influenced by his own abusive childhood, he becomes an abusive father who rules his younger son, Cory?s life based on his own past experiences....   [tags: August Wilson, Fences] 987 words
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Fences by August Wilson - In the play, Fences, Troy seems to have a complicated relationship with every other character in the play. This applies especially to his relationship with his son, Cory. Troy and Cory have many similarities and differences that complicate their relationship. There are many outside factors that also make matters worse. One of the differences that complicate their relationship is that they have grown up in completely different time periods. A great deal has happened between the times when Troy was growing to the time period that Cory is growing up in....   [tags: Fences, August Wilson] 659 words
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Fences by August Wilson - Who is Rose Maxson. What drives her to be so embracing, to have a startling ability to be sturdy, compassionate, and forgiving. Who is Amanda Wingfield. Her relationship with men and family is turbulent, what attributes emanates from her to be a nurturing mother. What drives her to be poignant. How are these women perceived. What should we learned from them. Are their lives to be discarded or honored. Fences is a compelling story of a Black family in the 1950s. A tale of the encounter of the released black slaves trying to survive in the middle of American urban industrial city....   [tags: August Wilson Fences, racial identity]
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Analysis of Fences by August Wilson - Troy Maxson is a man who thinks he is a failure but finds it hard to admit. Troy is a middle age black garbage man who feels held back by the “white man”. “Why you got the white men driving and colored lifting?” (p.9). the quotation mentioned is an example of how Troy feels he will never amount to anything because he is a black man in the “white man’s world”. Therefore, Troy limits his goals in life. Maintaining a job, having a roof over his head, and food on the table is Troy’s idea of success....   [tags: Fences Plays Slavery Racism Freedom Essays]
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Troy's Battle with Anger in August Wilson's Fences - Troy's Battle with Anger in August Wilson's Fences Conflicts and tensions between family members and friends are key elements in August Wilson's play, Fences. The main character, Troy Maxon, has struggled his whole life to be a responsible person and fulfill his duties in any role that he is meant to play. In turn, however, he has created conflict through his forbidding manner. The author illustrates how the effects of Troy's stern upbringing cause him to pass along a legacy of bitterness and anger which creates tension and conflict in his relationships with his family....   [tags: August Wilson Fences Plays Essays]
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