Troy did this to teach Cory to be responsible with his duties. “Troy: He’s alive. He’s healthy. He’s got to make his own way… Ain’t nobody gonna hold his hand when he get out there in that world.” ( Fences page 39). When Rose and Troy are talking about Cory, Rose says all Cory wants is for him to say “Good job, son.” Troy responds by saying that nobody is going to help Cory in the real world.
She makes him forget the endless repetition of his life for a few moments. Troy portrays masculinity in the manner that since he is the head of the household, he needs to protect and provide for his family and nothing more. He has become indulged in a bottomless pit of self-pride; he has withheld his emotions from his family. To him nothing else matters as long as there is food on the table for his family. This proves Troy’s only concern is for his family’s wellbeing even if he doesn’t show his love; he only cares for their success.
In August Wilson’s play, “Fences” Troy Maxson’s past, present and future caused significant traits of being called a hero and a villain in segments throughout the play. In summary, the play “Fences “setting was set during the 1950’s in Pittsburg, where many African Americans were fighting for their rights. Many of the minority population were getting treated poorly and unfairly. Troy Maxson, his wife and son lived off a small alley in a big-city. The main character Troy was a sanitation worker and former Negro League baseball player.
The only difference, however, is that Rose stays loyal to her family even when things are not going great, while on the other hand Troy looks out for himself for his own benefit, at the expense of his family. Troy puts himself above his family, as he was well aware that having an affair like he had would most certainly break up his family. Despite trying to defend his actions with the hardship he’s gone through, his whole family has gone through the same difficulties aswell– but he only looks out for himself. Troy’s selfish decision to make a baby with Alberta causes harm on his entire family because of the loyalty shown to him by Rose, despite not being happy at all
Troy cheats on his extremely faithful wife with a younger woman and has a baby with her. Wilson seems to set the scene with Rose, Troy’s wife. Even through trials and tribulation with Troy, Rose stays with him. Wilson sets up Rose as almost the model wife of the time period. She is faithful, always has dinner ready, and is available for Troy’s nighttime pleasures when ever he pleases.
However, his use of tough love and lack of approval towards his children creates conflict in the play, which suggests the importance of a father’s emotional role in a family. The role as a breadwinner: In Troy’s mind, he has done everything right as a father because he has provided his family with basic needs for survival: a place to live, food on the table, and clothes on their backs. His strong work ethic has made him the man he is today; but he often burns all his fuel at work and, at the expense of his family, copes with his pain by drinking. Sense of pride: As the breadwinner, Troy takes great pride in his earnings. When his oldest son, Lyons, comes around asking for ten dollars, Troy replies by saying,“ ‘I 'm just supposed to haul people 's rubbish and give my money to you cause you too lazy to work?’ ” (1, 19).
Troy was let down in a lot of ways in life and it is because of how he was treated that he acts the way that he does. Troy uses his anger and bitterness towards the world, to evolve into a hardness towards his own life and the lives of others around him. Kenney states that “ The origins of Troy’s
They made many sacrifices in order to be together, which caused them to grow up and they risked their lives for each other. Juliet tells Romeo, “How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?/ The orchard walls are high and hard to climb,/ And the place death, considering who thou art,/ If any of my kinsmen find thee here (II.,ii, 62-65) Romeo risked his life for the person he loves, which shows a shift in maturity. “I would not for the world they saw thee here” (II., ii, 74). Juliet tells Romeo she wouldn’t let anything happen to him, which also shows a shift in maturity. The revenge, love, and secret marriage caused Romeo and Juliet to grow up quickly and become more of an adult and make more decisions on their own.
Troy, although he wishes he weren’t, is raising his sons similarly to how his father raised him. He fails to see why the strategies should change because the times have, and he still values work and respect for those older, however he does take basic care of his children with human necessities. He feels the need to be in charge
Troy passes his personal history on to his family in other ways throughout the play with sayings that represent his philosophies of life like, "You gotta take the crookeds with the straights." His children also inherit Troy's past by learning songs he sings like, "Hear It Ring! Hear It Ring!" a song Troy's own father taught him. Cory tells Rose in Act Two, scene five, "Papa was like a shadow that followed you everywhere."