Relationships Between Husbands And Wives, Baseball, And The Past

1040 Words Apr 28th, 2016 5 Pages
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 of families, especially black fathers, to current generations. Wilson manipulates the fence metaphor to connect the themes of protection and barriers. Wilson trusts that the metaphors will give his plays direction. For example, “when Rose sings the chorus to “Jesus, Be a Fence around Me,” which is an appeal for her protection” (Whitehead, 2010). Wilson’s characters grab hold of the pain and struggle of the African American experience with difficulty and power that change everyday existence into racism.
In Fences, August Wilson paves the way for other blacks to have chances under circumstances they were never free to practice. Troy Maxson 's explores the life and relationships of the Maxson family especially, the protagonist, Troy…

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