Cory faces a battle inside him as he tries to form a unique identity separate from his father; however, Troy is resistant to Cory's attempts at individuality. Troy's efforts to restrain Cory from being an individual character makes Cory take on drastic measures, such as verbal and physical violence, in an effort to become the person he wants to be. Troy restrains Cory from pursuing his dreams so much that it builds up to a point where Cory points out the truth that Troy is so afraid to hear; “Just cause you didn't have a chance! You just scared I'm gonna be better than you, that's all" (Wilson 493). Sports acts as a barrier between them from ever becoming close, even though they are both interested in them.
Brutus, even when his mind has good intention it is also littered with ignorance. Brutus had good intentions but his ignorance made him make not the best decisions. He had made many ignorant decisions because he did not want to listen to Cassius. The first time Brutus showed this trait was when Cassius warned Brutus many times about the danger of Mark Antony. Brutus simply thinks the good of people, not ever wondering if he does one action, if the other person might retaliate.
He apparently "blushes to see him" because he is so disgraced of the "whoreson". Although "there was good sport at his making" Gloucester still sends him away to study. He seems extremely rude to mock him openly in public, while he is present. This attitude was not uncommon in the Elizabethan period. However it would have shocked the lower classes that a man with such class and stature would treat his son that way.
His attitude is unpleasant, but not without justification. Troy has a right to be angry, but to whom he takes out his anger on is questionable. He regularly gets fed up with his sons, Lyons and Cory, for no good reason. Troy disapproves of Lyons’ musical goals and Cory’s football ambitions to the point where the reader can notice Troy’s illogical way of releasing his displeasures. Frank Rich’s 1985 review of Fences in the New York Times argues that Troy’s constant anger is not irrational, but expected.
He refuses to accept that his son might succeed in his dream of becoming a professional, showing his over protection, and at the same time jealousy. He cannot stand the thought of Cory getting abused by the athletic industry, but most important, he also can’t stand the thought of Cory succeeding where he failed. The anger Troy has inside shows up when Cory asked a simple question: “How come you ain’t never liked me?” and Troy answered angry: “Like you? Who the hell say I got to like you? W... ... middle of paper ... ...
The fence was supposed to represent protection and family ties for the Maxson family. However, Troy’s past has left him with many scars. As he continues to make decisions for Rose and Cory, the layers of paint begin to strip away, revealing Troy’s failings to all, even to Death. After Troy’s failings become obvious to readers, the fences throughout the play begin to take form. The literal fence becomes a symbol that seals up the whole play.
He had conquered the inner conflict of his boring life and by him seeing the credit card companies fall, he had realized that he had undergone the change he wanted to at last. In conclusion the characters go hand-in-hand to the point where the resolve is Jack realizing that he truly had shaken the life he never wanted to be and become the “Tyler” he always wanted to be. It can be seen as though “Jack” was a boy being jealous and envious of another boy, “Tyler”. Tyler was the boy everyone wanted to be like. However, in the end, “Jack” grew up and took a little bit of “Tyler” with him, but did not let “Tyler” take control.
This quote comes just after the fight between Scout and her cousin, Francis. Uncle Jack broke them up and asked Scout for her side of the story. She explained that Francis called Atticus a “negro-lover” and Scout got mad even though she did not understand what the word meant. This quote ties in with the topic as Francis, who is likely to have been influenced by his family, is slowly influencing Scout and making her aware that racism is a big deal in her society. The entire Finch family, in exception for Atticus’s family, are also in stuck in this idea that black people are in a lower class than white people are.
Which meant that it could still be his imagination, but each second of silence was rising the doubt meter another notch. "Wright?" He said the name softly, as if afraid of hurting his friend albeit rival. "I'm sorry, Edgeworth," came the small answer as Phoenix stepped forward, closer to him. Phoenix's cheeks were flushed from the embarrassment of everything that had happened and it took more courage than he would admit to give Edgeworth any kind of a response, for it was all too obvious the prosecutor could never share the feelings he had.
How do I get it, and what does it feel like? It is something one anticipates and waits for, much like the experience of a first kiss or saying the words “I love you” for the first time. Love is made up of many different emotions: joy, pain, compassion, understanding, longing, and tears. All of these emotions are felt throughout the play by the main relationships: Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedick. Through the ups and downs in relationships between Hero, Claudio, Benedick and Beatrice, Shakespeare uses the idea of love to show us how important trust and loyalty are in any relationship by creating distrust.