Both men also face conflicts with their marriages and with their relationships with their sons. These struggles are evident throughout the entire play and are enhanced by many examples. Conflicts and tensions within these plays create an effective and stimulating story line. The characters Willy, from Death of a Salesman and Troy, from Fences, both face struggles with society. Willy is an aging salesman who no longer is able to keep up with the amount of work that is required for him to succeed.
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Despite Troy?s continuous attempts to push himself away from anything he had ever known about his father, the inheritance of such irrational behavior was inevitable because it was all he had ever known. The inheritance of this angry behavior was, in turn, the cause of his damaging relationships with his own family. Just as Troy endured his father?s cruel ways, Troy?s family is left with no choice but to try to learn to live with his similar ways. Troy?s family is one that strives to maintai... ... middle of paper ... ...y as a responsible person. He overlooks Cory?s efforts to please him and make a career for his son, learned from his past with his own father, is responsible for the tension that builds between him and Cory.
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He represents the man who embraces his circumstances. From the very beginning, he was always in trouble, constantly challenging authority, and falling into the lifestyle represented in his surroundings. His relationship with his mother is barely present, with her obvious favouritism to his other brother, Ricky. The words he receives from his mother aren’t kind, they are demeaning and hurtful. Singleton documents the correlation between the mutual lack of respect between Do’ Boy and his mother and Do’ Boy’s future lack of respect for women in general.