Racism In Fences

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Fences is a play about how African Americans survives in sheds and difficulties they face to find work. Troy Maxson, the protagonist of the play is the son of an unsatisfied sharecropper whose cruelty takes his wife’s and Troy away from him. Troy is taken to prison after he is involved in various crimes like killing and robbing others. During his stay in prison he learns to play baseball and loves it. As time passes he outshines in baseball. After he is out from prison’s discrimination in the Negro leagues restricts him. He is mad at the racism that discourages his effort to accomplish the American dream in the most American sports, but he remains strong.

As play continues, Troy creates fences between himself and those he loves. He rejects
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The scene changes without much detail but we can understand it is about the evolving discrimination of African American. Wilson wrote about the black experience in different eras and the struggle that many blacks faced, and that is seen in “Fences” because there are two different generations portrayed in Troy and Cory. Troy plays the part of the protagonist who has been dissatisfied throughout his life by everyone he has been close to. He was forced to leave home at an early age because his father beat him so dramatically. Troy never learned how to treat people close to him and he never gave any one a chance to prove them because he was selfish. This makes Troy the antagonist in the story because he is not only hitting up against everyone in the play, but he is also hitting up against himself and ultimately making his life more complicated. The discrimination that Troy faced while playing baseball and the torment he endures as a child shape him into one of the most dynamic characters in literary history. The central conflict is the relationship between Troy and Cory. The two of them have conflicting views about Cory’s future and, as the play goes on, this rocky relationship crumbles because Troy will not let Cory play collegiate football. The relationship becomes even more destructive when Troy admits to his relationship with Alberta and he admits Gabriel to a mental institution by accident. The complication begins in Troy’s youth, when his father beat him unconscious. At that moment, Troy leaves home and begins a troubled life on his own, and gaining a self-destructive outlook on life. “Fences” has many instances that can be considered the climax, but the one point in the story where the highest point of tension occurs, insight is gained and a situation is resolved is when Rose tells Troy that Alberta died having his baby, Raynell. Troy’s secret affair is

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