Maxson’s had the bad luck of having to grow up when racism was the biggest part of America. This meant that all professional baseball teams were still not for black people from playing. In fences, the troy character is very negative just because, he suffered in his past. In Fences, August Wilson shows that troy is a villain because he is unfair to his wife, wants to control everyone, and mean with his son. In the fences, August describe how Troy is a villain because of the unfair to his wife.
Troy is determined to push the boundaries his success is hindered by, in filing a complaint to become the first black garbage truck driver but in doing so his relationship with Bono begins to diminish. Rose, Troy’s current wife, requested that he build a fence around their home with their son, Cory, in an attempt to strengthen their bond. Cory is extremely talented in playing football but sadly Troy doesn’t want him to play in hope to save him from the same disappointment he faced when he was his age, this adds to the tension between the two. In act two of the play, Troy’s life begins to go downhill. He finally confesses to Rose about his pregnant mistress Alberta.
Crooks is the only black stable-hand in the novel, he displays how he is isolated and discriminated due to his race, however, he fears others when they approach him because he doesn 't want to become more lonely. The other ranch-hands discriminates against him “‘cause [he’s] black. They play cards in there, but [he] can’t play because [he’s] black. They say [he] stink[s]” (68). However, when Lennie came to Crooks, he was very careful and defensive towards Lennie because of the thought that Lennie would also be like the other workers and discriminate him.
They saw them as mistakes and was not afraid to fight to show that blacks were less in their minds. Although, Atticus did disagree he was shamed by others because he was supportive of a black man getting the same rights as a white man. Even Atticus’s family is getting grief from the case, “Grandma says it’s bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he’s turned out a nigger- lover we’ll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again” (Lee, 110). It shows how many people stubborn enough to ignore the idea of Atticus supporting a black man that was highly most likely
Rose had to take care of the baby because Alberta died while giving birth. Troy’s baby, Raynell, was the living figure of the affair and it was inside the fence for Rose to always think about. The fence did not serve any of its purposes. It was supposed to keep Troy and Cory close but split them apart. It was supposed to keep Troy away from the affair but it brought the living figure of the affair not only inside the fence but inside the
I cannot imagine seeing that man walking on the streets if I knew he had done something to my child. I would have wanted nothing to do with the man who did it. I would not care if it was a Negro or someone with a different skin colour, but the thing that he has done something to my child is already enough. Mister Ewell showed many aspects that made him in my opinion untrustworthy. He accused Mister Robinson of raping his daughter because he saw him doing something with his daughter, but he did not hear Tom’s side of the story he only wanted to think in his own way.
Despite being called a, “nigger-lover” by many in Maycomb County, Atticus intends do his very best in defending Tom Robinson because, as he explains to his kids, “I couldn’t hold up my head in this town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you and Jem not to do something again.” Representing a black man in Maycomb would mean being treated as a pariah by his own community. To neglect Tom of rightful and fitting counsel would also tarnish all of his ethics, yet Atticus still chooses to defend Tom. When his daughter, Scout, questions if Atticus will win the case, he says no, then states, “simply because we are licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” Mr. Finch knowingly fights a losing battle in hopes of bringing equality in the hearts and minds of others. Even after his defeat in the courthouse, Atticus is spat at by the winning side, Bob Ewell. In and after the event, Atticus remained unbothered with great equanimity.
Walter just wants to try to be equal to white people, but racism keeps pushing him down. It won’t let him get a good job or house, be able to have a car, or allow him to live the way he wants to live. Because of all these stressors, it forces Walter to make a risky business decision that costs him most of his father’s life insurance money. Racism caused Walter to risk every dollar he owned and he lost it all. Later, he almost lost his own dignity by pleading with Mr. Lindner for his money back, but Mama saved him from doing it.
Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards," (pg. 208). Atticus helped Tom Robinson even though his life and the lives of his children were threatened and he was able to get the judge to consider letting Tom go free. Atticus is treated poorly because the actions he chooses to take go against the cultural norms of his society.
The Identity of the African American Culture The play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom highlights some of the reason African American lost their connection to the culture they once had. The play talks of the influence of different culture and how the melting pot may have caused the loss of African culture in the west. But among all the confusion the African-American has kept their love in of art and has overcome many of hardship to keep an identity in the American culture; the play itself shows this through its characters, plot and diction. This why Ma Rainey’s black bottom has such a powerful spotlight put on it and its way of telling the its story. We start with the very important and always needed the characters of the story.