Essay about Analysis Of August Wilson 's ' Fences '

909 Words May 6th, 2016 4 Pages
August Wilson’s play Fences depicts the life of an average African American family during the late 1950’s. Discrimination towards African American people still played a role in society during that time. In an interview with the New York Times, Hansberry stated the purpose of the play was to “show the many gradations of even one Negro family, the clash of the old and the new, but most of all the unbelievable courage of the Negro people”. August Wilson’s plays provide the same intent as Hansberry hoped for. Wilson’s play provides details about three generations of struggle that haunted an African American family. There was a cycle of hatred towards the fathers of the families due to the conditions they faced. Conflict occurred when young and old could not agree on things that were affected by time. The main characters Troy and Cory challenges steamed from Cory’s future aspirations.
The Play Fences shows the generational difference that happens between three generations of African American males. There was a negative relationship between the males in the family due to outside forces. African Americans were placed in the misted of oppression, they struggles reflected there on there life. Men had to be these strong leaders for their families, showing them tough love as means of survival. Troy was the main character of the play and his relationships with his children and father shows the clash of the old and new. Tory had a strenuous relationship with his father, and could not…

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