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. This tension will eventually be the cause of the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship between Troy and his father. Troy?s damaging relationship with his father had a dual effect in his life. It created a conscious awareness of how not to conduct his life and built fences, which inevitably recreated his father in his personality. These fences shaped and formed his relationships with his son.
In the play Fences Troy Maxon struggles and ultimately fails to separate himself from the model of parenting that he himself had to endure. Troy simply doesn’t know how to be the man that he wishes he could. Troy in many ways becomes his father. As a result he seems to be the same kind of father that he hated so much. Troy goes to say, “I wish I hadn’t know my daddy.
Tom works in a warehouse just for his family but does not want to live like this forever. He wants to do what his father did and be released from his restraints, but he is unable to. Each ... ... middle of paper ... ... he still feels guilt for leaving Laura behind. Tom cannot ignore his feelings towards Laura and accept letting her go. Tom is physically able to flee from his past and reality, but is unable to escape emotionally.
The Character Telemachi in The Odysseus Telemachi's role in the novel reiterates the strength and courage of Odysseus. The beginning of the novel concentrates on Telemachi's quest to find his father. He does not approve of how the suitors have taken advantage of his mother and himself; however, he is unsure and incapable of ridding his home of these men. He is on the peek of becoming a man but he remains very inexperienced in comparison to his father. Telemachi is self- conscious because he does not encompass the same skills his father is famous for.
Even though Troy knows that he is the blame of most of the problems that are taking place around him, he fails to admit so. Instead of thinking more positive about things and owning up to his faults, he rather instead blames his family. The relationship between Troy and his oldest son Lyons can be one of the many examples of how his stubborn ways influence his relationship with his family. Troy’s relationship with Lyons can quickly be viewed as a relationship based on guilt. It is obvious that Troy does feel sympathy for him not being there for Lyons when he was younger.
Throughout the play it's easy to feel anger, pity, and respect towards him. Even though Troy pursues the wrong course in trying to help Cory, it's still apparent that he cares for his son in his fractured way. Troy's bad relationship with his son can be traced back to his own relationship with his father. Troy despised his father, who was mean and didn't show any love to him, but kept by his family due to a sense of responsibility, which is molded into Troy's character. He goes to work everyday to provide for his family even though, but he can't express the love to them that they crave.
Cory is persistent in pursuing his dream while Troy gives up on his, which makes him bitter. Both men are independent and stubborn, yet they make different choices in life. Troy and Cory have different views on life which causes them to disagree on practically everything. Cory wants his father to sign a paper that will allow a recruiter to look at him play football. Troy tells Cory that he needs to work instead of play, so he will not sign Cory’s paper.
Therefore the frustration is building up even more between them. Cory thinks that one of the reasons that father doesn’t want him attend football practice because Cory thinks troy is scared that his going to be better in sports then him when he was playing back in his days. So troy is bit jealous and protective .Protective because all His father wants to spare Cory from the racism that he has faced. In that event Cory finally leaves his home when he and his father end up in physical fight. Cory is just put up with all his dads’ nonsense and starts realizing he can never please his father, all the feeling towards his father is all hatred now.
Though, in the end he is unable to find it and is torn apart by his contrasting roles. Hector is split between his life as a warrior and his responsibility as a husband, father and of a son. Every duty is an important one so the possibility of slacking in any sector would be disastrous to his loved ones welfare and his own strict sense of honor. Because in Troy Hector is like a rock of stability to his family, citizens and the army who all cling onto his strength to keep from being washed away in a deluge of fear and misery from the ever present threat of the invaders. Within this role of a protector, he often times faces diametrically opposite situations that serve as the great hands pulling Hector limb from limb.
He remains captive to internal battle he faces which reinforced by the external world. Analyzing the father and son relationships within Fences reveals an interesting parallel contingent on a generational gap. Troy fails to understand that the world is changing around him; he is stuck in the past, fenced in by his own experiences. Furthermore, he forces his connotation of life onto his sons which is detrimental to their growth as individuals. In the end Cory and Lyon are negatively impacted by their father just as Troy was effected by his father; thus, August Wilson sculpts this viscous cycle passed from generation to generation, acting as a curse on the Maxson family that is inescapable.