The Symbolism Of Fences

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The intense family drama arranged at some point in the 1950’s when the first suggestions of change in race relations gave rise to generational struggles between young black men and their cautiously-scarred parents. The focal point of the play’s father and son conflict that becomes a disconnection difference between Troy and Cory’s powers to have confidence in society to change the way it handles black Americans. Furthermore, Fences reveals insight into relationships between husbands and wives. Metaphors of the blues, baseball, and the past used by the author intertwined into the growth of the plot. The refusal to admit defeat under the severe conditions of life as a game in which one get safely on base as well as strike out, and the relationship …show more content…
That fence is an important symbol, as the focus of interaction among the three principal characters points to invisible barriers, created in the desire to hold in and to keep out. With Troy being fenced in by the rules and conventions of a racist society, he has also created his fences, which are “both barriers to the understanding and affection of his son and obstacles to Troy’s spiritual expansion” (Kenney, 2008). Without a doubt Wilson refuses, on the other hand, to allow the tyrants a place at the heart of African American life. Wilson’s worry, though, did not include the immediate circumstances of African American life but with life itself. In Wilson’s eyes, often African Americans have their identity, dignity, and significance …show more content…
Wilson’s characters are commonly flawed and complex, their individual personalities shaped by their experiences. Their despair and hardships followed by the devastating rejection of their worth by the governing white culture and their escape come only through self-reliance and self-acceptance. In Wilson’s play, rage and frustration remain unresolved prolonging the destructive cycle. Wilson uses the fence and baseball to tell this story. It was not just a story of a life perceived as a failure, but a look into the mind and thoughts of an African American man of the

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