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    Troy Maxson and Levee are both characters from August Wilson plays. Troy was the Character from Fences and Levee was the character from Ma Rainey’s black bottom. “Fences is a story of Troy Maxson and his family who struggle to cope with the changes” (BEŞE). In America, in the late 50s, August Wilson created these characters to reflect on how difficult things were for African American males and their families. Wilson also creates a narrative structure which dramatizes each character role in these plays. In these plays, Troy and Levee struggled with something that made the characters relate to people in the real world. Troy who wanted to be a baseball star and Levee who wanted to be a musician dealt with their dreams being rejected because of…

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    Maxon V.S Wilson August Wilson born April 27, 1945, in Pittsburg Pennsylvania. Given the name Frederick August Kittel at birth by his mother; Daisy Wilson, and father; Fredrick Kittle. As a child Wilson faced many hardships. He had transferred high schools three times before the age of fifteen. But that didn’t stop him from becoming aa successful poet. “Widely regarded as one of the most notable playwrights of the twentieth century” (Hunter 247) Winning multiple awards for his work, such as a…

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    In the Mid 1940s, On April 27, 1945, an inspiring poet and playwright was born. August Wilson wasn’t originally born as ‘August Wilson’, he was born as Frederick August Kittel, Jr. August Wilson was the fourth child out of six children and the oldest son. He was born in Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Frederick August Kittel, Sr. a German immigrant and baker and Daisy Wilson, a cleaning woman of African descent. He had a rather humble childhood. He was mainly raised by his mother…

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    In the play Fences by August Wilson, the reader is presented the meaning and significance of the title, Fences. Though there is only one physical fence in the play, the title uses the plural form to convey the many fences that are presented literally or figuratively throughout the story. These "fences" create many types of barriers in the play, barriers that create a severance between father and son, husband and wife, and even death and life. The literal fence overlaps into the meaning of the…

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    focuses mainly around Troy Maxson. Troy was a baseball player but never had the chance to fulfill his dream of playing in the League because of his stint in jail and his race. Troy is a hard worker and takes care of his family the best he knows how given his lack of education. His dear wife, Rose loves her husband and in spite of his faults she maintains her loyalty to him. Troy has two sons, Lyons and Cory. Lyons is from a previous relationship and Cory is his and Rose’s son. Troy tries…

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    Fences by August Wilson is a play set in 1957 about Troy Maxson and the problems he deals with at work and at home. In this play Troy deals with his son Cory wanting to play college football, trying to find equality in his work place, and an affair. Although this play’s main character is Troy, his wife Rose is a character that has her own share of problems. Rose is ten years younger than Troy and they have one child together, Cory. She is a loving and faithful wife who always finds it in her…

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    Ferguson World Dramatic Literature October 16, 2015 The Piano Lesson by August Wilson August Wilson an American playwright was born April 27, 1945, Pittsburgh, Pa. Wilson was bought into a world of confusion and immigration. He lived with his single mother and five siblings; his father was mostly absent from his childhood. They moved a lot when Wilson was a young boy. The family moved from the Hill District to a white working-class neighborhood of Hazelwood. They encountered a lot racial…

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    The play The Piano Lesson by August Wilson tells the story of two siblings and the piano that comes between them. The play explores the lives of an African American family years after slavery is outlawed. Its plot is driven by the two main characters arguing over how important it is to keep a piano that contains the legacy of a family. The play begins with Boy Willie visiting his sister, in the North, with the intention of selling the piano their father inherited them. His plan is to sell the…

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    Fences, a play by August Wilson present a typical class working African American by the name of Troy Maxson and his family living in a hostile environment. Troy and his best friend Bono works for a garbage company they feel as if the company discriminate against black truck drivers. Troy and Bono are married but Bono doesn’t have kids. Every Friday is payday and every payday Troy have a son outside his marriage name Lyons which he only shows up to borrow money or payback the money he owes Troy.…

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    August Wilson Forgiveness

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    willingness to abort any sin and admit their faults, then emotional peace can be achieved. Individuals are neither born good or evil, but display equal capability for both. There are many urges driving them to care for others as we do to harm them. To label anyone, even the wicked individuals, as purely evil is to delude ourselves. One could argue that in some people the capacity for good remains so deeply buried as to be non-existent. Redemption remains a possibility for anyone to achieve once…

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