Social Injustice In Fences

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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. The play starts on payday for Troy and Bono who have been best friends for many years. Getting off work Troy and Bono is on their way to Troy’s house to have their regular…show more content…
Rand said to him to take his complaint up to the union to express his feelings. Bono then brings up in their discussion that he thinks Troy is cheating on his wife Rose with a woman name Alberts, who hangs out at the bar that Troy and Bono like to visit. Bono then expresses to Troy that Rose is a beautiful woman that does not deserve to be hurt. Rose than comes to the door and interrupts their discussion. Troy then starts to express his love for his wife to Bono and express how much his wife had changed his life and made him a better man. Rose and Troy both have a son named Cory, who has been recruited by a college football team, and the coach is coming over later that day for a visit, Rose tells Bono and…show more content…
Alberta later dies giving birth to her and Troy’s baby. Rose decided to take on that responsibility to raise this child that is not hers but stressed to Troy they are no longer together. Troy and Cory finally come face to face with Cory filled with so much anger over his dad infidelities, which a heated argument leads to a fight between the two. Troy then decides to kick Cory his house. During this scene, Troy and Cory fight using a baseball bat which is ironic and
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