Symbolism Behind The Fences

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While you could think that the title was chosen because a main part of the story focuses on Troy and Cory building a fence, there is actually a lot of symbolism behind the “Fences” title. The fence takes a very long time to build, which causes tension between Cory and Troy as he gets angry that Cory is never around to help. This leads to Cory making a point that Troy isn’t getting anything done because he is always going to Taylors’ where he visits his mistress, Alberta (pg #). Troy ignores his responsibility to build the fence, just like he is ignoring his responsibility to his family and wife.

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