Cory's Dream In Football

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The author portrays Cory’s lost dream in football through his father’s refusal. At the beginning of play, Cory really wants to emulate his father in sports. Rose tells Troy “He is just trying to be like you in sports” (1.3.118). Cory is a good player and loves sports like his father; he earns a selection for a college football scholarship. He is happy to have a chance to go to college, but the joy never settles well with Troy, who has disappointment in life that he never plays pro baseball. Troy refuses to allow his son to play football for fear of Cory will suffer racial discrimination. Everyone tells him including his wife, Rose that “they got lots of colored boys playing both Baseball and football” (1.1.76). Bono, his best friend tells

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