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  • Fences Symbolism

    In the play Fences, August Wilson divides this play into two acts, One and Two, with four and five scenes respectively. It raises issues that the African-Americans faced mostly on racism. The main character is a man named Troy who has a rough time providing for his family. When he was younger, he was arrested for accidentally killing someone else during a robbery gone wrong. In his time in prison, he practiced baseball and became very good at it. He then plays baseball with the hope of earning good money but at the time, blacks were not entirely accepted in major sports. Thus he got a little money that could not help him save for his future. He then works as a trash collector and is married to his wife, Rose, with whom he has one son called Cory and another called Lyon from his previous marriage. He has a younger brother called Gabriel who was in the military but due to injuries, he is unable to continue serving. Troy has a best friend named Bono with whom he drinks and talks to about his problems. The writer is an African American, who just like his character in the play, has faced unfair discrimination due to his color, he uses the setting of the play, symbolism, metaphors to enhance the plot, and the characters involved. Wilson starts the play in a setting of the Maxon’s house in a yard that is dirty. There are two chairs that on the front porch that is in bad shape and could need some painting. This setting serves to show the state of the family that is not wealthy since…

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