An Analysis Of August Wilson's Play Fences

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August Wilson’s play Fences was written in 1983. Fences is the sixth play in Wilson’s Pittsburgh cycle. Pittsburgh is important because it represents a better life for blacks; it provides them with jobs and helped them to escape the poverty and racism of the south after the civil war. It represents promises and promises that were broken. I feel like Fences represents the struggles Troy and his family faced because of their complexion and their constant disappointments as black people. Following the civil war, African Americans migrated north to escape the poverty and the racial discrimination of the south; with the intension of working in factories but were disappointed. In Fences, Troy discussed problems he experienced at a younger age with
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