If you are living in a home without a fence, you may have decided to get a fence for various reasons. Now you have to decide which type of fence will be the best fit for your backyard. You must weigh out your options and make an educated decision on whether to choose a wood, vinyl or chain link fence. You should first take a look around the neighborhood and see what other people have. While privacy might be your main concern, you might have rules in your neighborhood through homeowners associations on what type you can have. Wood Fences A wood fence is a popular option for homeowners because it looks nice and is affordable. Before vinyl fencing, this was what people put in their yards. Installation can be done in a timely manner because it is not extremely difficult to put in a wooden fence. Posts for a wood fence should be set in concrete and …show more content…
If you are not looking for full privacy, then this is a good choice. They are also more affordable than other options and can withstand years of abuse from the elements. They are made to last, so once you install a chain link fence, you will not have to worry about it for a long time. Fortunately there are more options than the typical wire look that you see. It is sometimes nice to be able to see through it. No matter which fencing you choose, they all have their advantages and benefits. They each have a unique look to them and many factors should go into the choice you make. Whether your top priority is cost, maintenance or durability, there is a fence out there for everyone. Whether you like the traditional look of wood, the modern look of vinyl or the see-through versions of chain link, install a fence that you feel most comfortable with. Not only are there choices in materials used, but now you can choose an array of colors to match with any style you are looking for. Whether it is a different paint or stain color, you can have the fence of your
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The fence for Rose symbolizes the protection and nurturing feelings she offers. It’s a positive figurative symbol, showing what type of person she is―someone who cares for others. One morning, Rose was hanging clothes and singing, “Jesus, be a fence all around me every day. Jesus, I want you to protect me as I travel on my way” (2074). Seemingly, the choice of song that she selects demonstrates the protection that she’s willing to offer for her family. Rose asks Troy to build her a fence, and Troy does not understand why. One afternoon when Cory and Troy are building the fence, Cory asks why her mother wishes for a fence and Troy responds, “Damn if I know either. What the hell she keeping out with it? She ain’t got nothing nobody want,” meaning
For him, fences were used to keep people out. Such an example can be found near the end of Act I, Scene IV when Cory and Troy are fighting and Cory says “Tell Mama I’ll be back for my and things” and Troy responded “They’ll be on the other side of that fence.”(905). In short, Troy built a physical fence around his house to create a border or separation from the outside world. However, in Troy’s situation, fences can be interpreted as a double entendre. For many weeks he kept putting off the building of the fence around the yard. Instead, he would wander off to “Taylor’s” to watch the game. By not building the fence it also showing his lack of commitment to Rose who was urging him to, “Where you going off to? You been running out of here every Saturday for weeks. I thought you was gonna work on this fence?”(888). Which is ironic because him not building the fence involuntarily not only broke Rose’s fences in addition to his as it let Alberta and Raynell into their lives. The lack of commitment he showed to Rose proves that as a family man, Troy was missing some key values that are entrenched in a prosperous
The wire fencing with which Elisa surrounds her garden is designed to “protect her flower garden from cattle and dogs and chickens.” (Steinbeck 460) What the fence truly does is keep Elisa in. Her energy is isolated to that which the fence encompasses: the house and the garden. In The Chrysanthemums the word ‘fence’ is repeated six times throughout the story with ‘chicken wire’, meaning the fence, said once. This repetition alludes to the fact that the fence is more than a mere object, but a symbol of Elisa's containment in her domestic role. The fence represents boundaries that Elisa will not allow herself to cross.
One way the Fence is able to represent the plot of the novel, is because it is the physical barrier that is supposed to keep all safe, has many flaws. The Fence is a wall that is electrified, separating the cured from uncureds. The cureds believe that the wall will always keep them safe from the disease, but as Lena finds out in the first novel, Delirium, it has flaws. The flaws of the Fence, represent the flaws of society that Lena is put into after she escapes into the Wilds. The indomitable-never-giving-up movement of eradicating the cure, love finding it’s way into the cured the cities, and how weak the Government is becoming, are a few of the flaws that the flaws in the fence represent. One other way that the fence is able to represent the plot of Pandemonium, is how it separates one’s life from their past and their present. Once the fence is crossed, there is no coming back to live normally. Raven told Lena over and over after she crossed: “There is no before. There is only now, and what comes next” (Oliver 21). This quote shows that the fence may instil fear on the inside, but on the outside it’s a symbol of letting go. Letting go of the past they left behind and beginning a new life as a new person who is allowed to love. Throughout the whole novel of Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, the Fence is a symbol of flaws and the symbol of separation between the
Fences is a compelling story of a Black family in the 1950s. A tale of the encounter of the released black slaves trying to survive in the middle of American urban industrial city. A story of four generations of Black Americans and of how they have passed on a legacy of morals, mores, attitudes, and patterns of life.
There’s barriers everywhere in life including in the book by August Wilson, Fences. There are many barriers in life, like that one low-paying job that can’t get someone a new car. A barrier in life is very bad, so bad that it can even affect your loved ones. Everyone has a barrier they sometimes can’t get across, but there is always an answer for them. There is a lot of barriers in Fences. The fence symbolizes a barrier, and as the play goes on, the fences between characters really shows. In the play, the Fence functions as a physical, emotional and societal barrier; it also shows barriers between his relationships with his family.
At first glance the title Fences seems to be a ordinary title for a play written by August Wilson. By the end of the play however the title fences is more than just a title. One of the most important symbol in the play is the fence that Troy and his son Cory built. The fence serves as the framework of the plot due to the fact that the character’s lives change throughout the play in constructing the fence. The title “Fences” represents the symbolic fences the main characters are building around themselves in order to keep people in or to prevent people from interfering. “Fence” may appear to be a simple title, but after reading the play it becomes obvious that it is a complex symbol which sums up the whole play. The playwright August Wilson uses the physical fence to show its many symbolic meanings.
August Wilson’s Fences was centered on the life of Troy Maxson, an African American man full of bitterness towards the world because of the cards he was dealt in life amidst the 1950’s. In the play Troy was raised by an unloving and abusive father, when he wanted to become a Major League Baseball player he was rejected because of his race. Troy even served time in prison because he was impoverished and needed money so he robbed a bank and ended up killing a man. Troy’s life was anything but easy. In the play Troy and his son Cory were told to build a fence around their home by Rose. It is common knowledge that fences are used in one of two ways: to keep things outside or to keep things inside. In the same way that fences are used to keep things inside or outside Troy used the fence he was building to keep out death, his family, and his disappointments in life while Rose used the fence to keep those she cared about inside and help them bond.
As you may know, literal fences are used to keep certain things in or out. Throughout the play, there is only one literal fence. Troy Maxson, who is the main character in Fences, started to build a wooden fence to surround his house because his wife Rose told him to. Troy puts off the fence and takes forever to finish building it. In the play, Rose says, “ Where are you going off to? You been running out of here every Saturday for weeks. I thought you was going to work on this fence” (1164,line 219). He keeps putting off the fence because he doesn’t want to deal with it.
Throughout the play the reader sees how 'fences' are used to protect the characters mentioned. Early on, Rose protects herself by singing, 'Jesus, be a fence all around me every day. Jesus, I want you to protect me as I travel on my way' (Wilson 21). By Rose signing this song, one can see Rose's desire for protection. To Rose, a fence is a symbol of her love. Her longing for a fence signifies that Rose represents love and nurturing within a safe environment. However Troy and Cory think the fence is a burden and reluctantly work on finishing Rose's project. Bono indicates to Troy that Rose wants the fence built to protect her loved ones as he says, 'Some people build fences to keep people out' and other people build fences to keep people in. Rose wants to hold on to you all. She loves you? (61). While reminiscing about the 'project', Bono asks Troy why he 'got to go and get some hard wood' (60) as he says, "Nigger, why you got to go and get some hard wood? You ain't doing nothing but building a little old fence. Get you some soft pine wood. That's all you need" (60). Troy choosing to use hard wood instead of soft pine wood shows the reader that Troy wants hard wood to protect him harder from Death and all of his problems. Although each character in the play interprets the concept of a fence differently, they all see it as some form of protection.
As with most works of literature, the title Fences is more than just a title. It could be initially noted that there is only one physical fence being built by the characters onstage, but what are more important are the ideas that are being kept inside and outside of the fences that are being built by Troy and some of the other characters in Fences. The fence building becomes quite figurative, as Troy tries to fence in his own desires and infidelities. Through this act of trying to contain his desires and hypocrisies one might say, Troy finds himself fenced in, caught between his pragmatic and illusory ideals. On the one side of the fence, Troy creates illusions and embellishments on the truth, talking about how he wrestled with death, his encounters with the devil, later confronting the d...