Responsibilities Of Work In The Play Fences

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Lucas bailey

Work is something we all have to do it may not be fun and we may hate it but it’s something everyone has got to do so they can fulfill their duties as a human being . The responsibilities of work applies for the many characters in the play fences . They have to deal with the responsibilities of work and what it means to be a working man . Fences is a play based around a black family living in the 1950s here Troy and his family learn how necessary work is and the duties it carries . For the characters in fences Work is necessary and required in life but comes in front of responsibilitied dreams and cause you to be unfulfilled but without work can cause dire consequences . Three characters in the play fences show the sacrifices needed for the American dream these characters are Lyons, Cory and Troy. Lyons is the opposite of the American dream by refusing to work and relying on others leads to severe consequences Lyon’s refusal to work and accept jobs caused him to be looked down by his father and others because he is still leeching on to his parents for money and financial support . Lyons shows his failure to fulfill the American dream when talking to Troy to get money to get bye in life and shows his refusal to get a job he shows this when he says
“Lyons You know I can’t get
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Troy shows this view in the quote when “You go on and get your book-learning so you can work yourself up in that A&P or learn how to fix cars or build houses or something, get you a trade. That way you have something can’t nobody take away from you.” In this section of the quote Troy emphasizes the importance of skills and how if you have a skill that is good it is the one thing now one will be able to take away from
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