August Wilson describes the life of Troy as someone who feels he is being oppressed and how different the culture was when his was a child growing up compared to his children’s lives. Troy’s outlook on life is more narrow minded however, his family is more optimistic for a better future. Troy was raised by a very dominate male figure who was abusive. His father would be little him and made him like he would not be able to overcome racism. Troy despised his father who was mean and never showed him any love.
Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family. This, in turn, caused Troy 's mother to abandon him, leaving him without love from a parent or anyone to show him the correct way to treat females, a sin that affects his relationship with Rose as an adult. His father 's treatment of Troy made Troy believe there was more to his suffering than what was humanly possible "The gal jumped and run off...and when my daddy turned to face me, I could see why the devil had never come to get him...cause he was the devil himself"(Wilson 52).This metaphor used by Troy, adds a certain weight to the gravity of his situation as a teen. His father wasn 't just cruel but was the devil, a symbol of pure hate and all evil. The way Troy 's father treated him would cause Troy to run away at a young age and would be forced to steal and rob.
In a way, he wanted to make up for being gone out of Lyon’s life for the most part. Cory on the other hand had Troy in his life since he was born, so Troy is harsher on him than Lyon. Troy may be harsh on his sons, but he is doing it for a good reason. Becoming harsher on someone could make them look and feel about you differently than before. This causes tension between Troy and Cory because Cory keeps ignoring his father’s orders.
Ever since baseball began, the sport considered a white man’s game. The big names of baseball today belong to whites and many American born blacks have lost interest in America 's Pastime. If the MLB ever plans to rise up with the NBA and the NFL, the unintentional segregation needs to stop. Black players today still go through struggles even after 70 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Since the beginning of baseball, racism has proved to be a major problem and still resonates today.
However, Troy had constantly refused to give him the money, but Rose still gave it to him in the end. Troy believed if he could have a girlfriend and eventually his family, he should be able to get a job and support them. With Cory, he didn’t support him to play college football. Troy didn’t believe they were allowing colored people to play sports at a professional level and didn’t want his son to go through the same disappointment he had gone through when he tried playing baseball on a higher level. The only disapproval Cory had gotten was from his father, which resulted in them having a distant father and son relationship.
To find out that his grandfather was a racist, horrible person. No one could believe that he was Tateh’s grandchild because he was black. Ruth keeping her racist father a secret from her children was best for
Biff is caught between two completely different dreams. His heart wants to live a simple life on a farm but his mind wants him to be like his father and work in the city. His inner conflict between his mind and his heart is constantly getting in the way of what he really wants. By the end of the play, Biff realizes that his father was pursuing the wrong dream and that Willy “never knew who he really was” and that is what killed him in the first place. Throughout the play, Biff tells his father in a true honest moment that, “Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be?” but after the death of his father, he tells the rest of his family that “I know who I am, kid” (138).
Scout faces racism in the street with Mrs.Dubose who insults Atticus, which makes Scout learn everybody is against them. She also faces racism at home where Aunt Alexandra wants Calpurnia, Scout’s friend and mentor, fired which causes Scout to downgrade her relationship with Aunt Alexandra. In addition to that, she sees unbelievable racism in the courthouse when Tom Robinson was ruled guilty by the court even after the perfect evidence given by Atticus, which showed Scout the world is not the wonderful happy place she expected it to be. Because of Scout’s accounts with racism, in shock she realizes the world is not fair, but people like her father are people who make it
When Baldwin became older and experienced about life, he reflected back to his childhood and to his father’s beliefs. Baldwin gained a better understanding on his father’s beliefs. The essay examines a truly complicated father-son relationship because Baldwin was too young and naive to completely understand the reason why his father acted the way he did. With Baldwin’s lack of understanding of his father, it made him grow up to dislike him, but blind to what his dad’s reasoning to why he acted the way he did towards