I owe a responsibility to you!” ( Fences page 38). Troy shows his authority and strength as a parent when his son Cory asked him why he never showed affection towards him. Troy shows responsibility by telling Cory he is living under his house because it’s his job as a parent not because he has to like him. Rose arguably tells Troy he has done the right thing with Gabe’s money, the book states “Rose: Gabe wasn’t in no condition to manage that money. You done what was right by him.” ( Fences 28).
There were no immigrants,” (Doctorow 4). By saying these groups of people do not exist or impact his life, Father has shown his determination to disregard certain people if they do not benefit him. On top of making these rude remarks, Father would temporarily relocate his family in order to avoid criticism by his neighbors. “What we have to do is get away … The answer to everything seemed to be Atlantic City,” (Doctorow 235). In this upper class area, the neighbors represent the pressures from society, and force Father to lie about certain aspects of his life to help maintain his perfect appearance that will allow him to fit perfectly into society, and earn respect among his peers.
The name which Morrison chose for this part of the town indicates that the African American inhabitants of the Bottom were dealing with racial oppression and moreover, they still are dealing with racial oppression in 1919, where the novel begins. And despite the fact that the African American inhabitants of Medallion are now freed from slavery, they are still denied equal job opportunities. Though the life of blacks would be so miserable, they are happy with a small consolation in the fact that every day they could literally look down on the white folks. Male protagonist are mostly absent in the Bottom community because they are trying to gain economic success and to win their manhood back in the patriarchal society of the United States. The
This causes him to be bitter towards the women in his life. Living in a two-bedroom apartment in the slums of Chicago is Walter, his mother (Lena), his wife Ruth, Beneatha (his sister), and his son Travis. Walter wants to do better by them by starting a liquor business using the insurance money his father gave his mother, but Mama, who is religious says it’s not Christian and “We ain’t no business people…We just plain working folks.” Then his wife, Ruth tells him she doesn’t want to hear about a dream he never pursues, and Beneatha tells Walter he’s crazy and that the money doesn’t belong to him. Especially since none of the family seems to listen or even support his idea he becomes bitter towards them. Lashing out at them and making them feel guilty that they don’t believe or rely on him to support them or that they make him feel less of a
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful, to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel or Dary has always wanted to become something amazing in life but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger
“Battle Royal” is narrated by a black boy who is facing prejudice from the white men of his town while Krebs in “Soldier’s Home” is fighting societal norms and wanting to express his freedom after serving his country. The major themes are how the American dream was, and maybe still is, a broken system for white or otherwise European descent, and that the American dream can be applied to more than just you life, but to personal values. The main character in “Battle Royal” was told by his grandfather: Son, after I’m gone I want you to keep up the good fight. I never told you, but out life is a war and I have been a traitor all my born days, a spy in the enemy’s country ever since I gave up my gun back in Reconstruction. Live with your head inn the lions’ mouth.
He tries to teach him to be tough because that’s how he knew to grow up. He’s Always talking about facing the devil, symbolizing his dad. Since troy doesn’t know how to love properly, or be loyal, he isn’t loyal to rose. He’s selfish in thinking that he deserves more than rose does. He looks for happiness in another female because he thinks he’s fulfilling his duty of being a man because he provided materials to his family.
Huck feels some type of pity for Jim; however, it is only for brief moments at the most, and is soon replaced by a snobby attitude. This is because Huck does not want to associate himself with a slave (Hurt 100). 2. Jim is nothing more than a doll that Tom and Huck play with so they can have fun. He represents how Caucasian slave owners use their slaves for their own advantage, and take into no thought about how it feels on the other side.
Bono‘s statement on page 61 reveals that he is a good friend for trying to tell Troy that by being unfaithful he’s going to ruin his relationship with Rose who is a good person and cares about him regardless of the fact that Troy tries to protects his family from other but himself. 2. Within the play Fences, there are distinctive features that make it a play about African Americans. The hardships and lack of opportunities in the United States shaped African American culture. With the denial of education, most African Americans didn’t know how to read so their form of sharing experiences was through songs.
In the play Fences, August Wilson follows the struggle of a family that deals with injustice and racial segregation that creates a hardship that leads to a personal lack of self-esteem and uncontrollable circumstances. Troy, forced his family to deal with his struggles of past life experience. Troy was a hardworking man who did his best to provide for his family. Rose explained this to Cory, "Your daddy wanted you to be everything he wasn't...and everything he was...he meant to do more good than he meant harm" (1985). The initial situation is the life of a garbageman worker.