choices when it comes to deciding how they will let this mistreatment shape their futures: they can either move past it and continue to push towards their goal, or they can let it knock them down and make them bitter. The main character of August Wilson 's Fences, Troy, chooses to do the later. After being unfairly discriminated against throughout his childhood, his baseball career, and his job, Troy becomes resentful and chooses to use this as an excuse to not respect anyone else in his life, and
In August Wilson’s play “Fences” we see the life of Troy Maxson and the hardships he endured with his family. He is a African-American struggling man trying to raise a family, while while balancing his everyday life. Even as a hard working man, Troy lived with many faults. He was far from the perfect father or role-model for his sons. His wife Rose had to endure the pains that came with marriage and even had to take care of his illegitimate child Rayell that he had with another woman. Troy was still
Family; a family is any group of individuals living together under a common roof. August Wilson’s “Fences” portrays extremely well the significance of family and what key elements go into each and every family. However, occasionally some members do not have similar values as others when it comes to the responsibility expected by others as a member. The use of metaphors and symbols throughout the play such as baseball and fences illustrate exactly why Troy Maxson’s family life was destined for failure.
What occurs in a Marriage? August Wilson wrote the play Fences in 1983, the setting of the play was in 1950s. During the 1950’s women were supposed to find and husband, get married then stay home and take care of the house. The male role in the 1950’s was to provide for his family make sure he had a paying job. In Fences Troy and Rose Maxson are the perfect characters for these stereo types. After analyzing this play many themes became observable. Troy, Rose, Bono and Cory all go through situation
were street gangs in approximately 800 cities and towns across the United States (Swetnam and Pope, 2001). There is no consensus among experts on how to reduce youth crime. Criminal involvement usually starts before the age of 15, with first-time of-fences declining markedly once young people reach 20 years of age. Young people who become involved in criminal activities before the age of 14 tend to be the most persistent offenders, with long criminal records (Joseph, 1996). Organized sport is being