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.
Instead of owning up to his past and current mistakes and actually try to work through them, he instead let them influence his decisions. Although Troy was not able to be there for his oldest son Lyons when he was growing up, he still showed guilt in his relationship with his son. However, instead of Troy trying to make up for lost lessons and teach his son important values of what manhood actually stood for, he took the easiest way to show his guilt. He found it best to lecture to Lyons before he would eventually loan money to him. Troy also, let his past influence the relationship he had with his younger son Cory.
He says, “Every other form of sin is a variation of theft” (Hosseini 19). Although they are connecting, what Baba says is ironic because he steals Amir’s right to having a father by neglecting him and his contrasting interests. “At this age, a son wants so much to please his father and receive his approval and acceptance” (Williams). Growing up, Amir constantly seeks for his father’s approval, but hardly finds it. Baba’s failure to be comp... ... middle of paper ... ...he true meaning of being a compassionate fatherly figure from both experiences.
Although they have different primary goals, they have fundamentally the same underlying structure. Gloucester has two sons, Edmund and Edgar. Edmund is a bastard son, while Edgar is Gloucester’s legitimate son, and therefore gets all of the inheritance. Edmund does not freely give love to his father; he doesn’t even really love his father out of his duty. He is extremely bitter with the primogeniture that occurs within this time period.
Fences presents many aspect of life that we experience day to day basis. Respect appears to be one of the key aspect of Fences. Troy wants respect from his family because he is the man of the house while acting insensitive and uncaring to his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. Troy had an abusive father, he never like him. Troy run away from his house to be on his own at a very young age because he never receive the love and respect he desires from his family, so he come around to repeat what his father had done because of the failure to see that the time had changed around him.
August Wilson created many themes throughout his famous play, Fences, but the most prominent one is the relationship between fathers and sons. The three father-son relationships introduced in this play seem to be complicated or difficult to understand. However, it is clear that the relationships built between Troy Maxson and his son Cory, Troy and his other son Lyons, and Troy and his own father are not love-driven. The parallelism of actions, events, and tension amongst each of the father-son relationships in the play illustrate how the sons try to break free from the constraints the father has set, yet in the end, these attempts seem to be pointless as the father leaves an everlasting effect on the sons, ultimately creating a cycle of actions
Baldwin rarely remembers the good things about his father: "I had forgotten, in the rage of my growing up, how proud my father had been of me when I was little"(64). Baldwin's father had always had pride for his children even though they did not connect with each other's ideas. Once his father dies, however, Baldwin actually sees what his father had been talking about all of those years and his depiction of his father completely changes. He now admires his father and his father's ideas. Baldwin had once thought that his father was just an obstinate man that had old morals.
Troy provided for his family. Additionally, even though he was very tough on Cory, he admitted that he was responsible for taking care of him and the rest of the family. In Act One, scene three, Troy explains to Cory why he treats him the way he does. Cory asks, “How come you ain’t never liked me?” (1346). Troy can’t admit to like his own son, so points out that he doesn’t have to like him in order to provide for him.
So how did I now he was envious? Verse 28 of the chapter says "And he was angry and would not go in...” Let's look at it this way - your only brother and sibling demanded for and got the share of your father's possession. As things stood the rest surely belongs to you and you work your socks off to ensure that things go on as well as they should, obeying your father knowing that one day everything remaining will be yours. Then one day, the prodigal brother who has collected his share of inheritance comes back home and is already enjoying out of your share of inheritance. He couldn't believe the fortune of his younger brother.
The role of father is never an easy one. Troy wanted for his sons to be different than him. He didn’t want for them to end in the same path as he did. In Frank Pittman’s web article “Fathers and sons” he explains how important the father-son relationship is and how it shapes men. “Becoming Father the Nurturer rather than just Father the Provider enables a man to fully feet and express his humanity and masculinity.