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.
From his experience in the Negro League and discrimination, to running away from home and his prison time, to his life with Rose and his son Cory, Troy has learned some hard lessons, lessons that, as time goes on and become less true, he still feels responsible to his children to teach them. I believe Troy feels a constant, crushing responsibility to his family, and that what he sees as his “duty” to them leads him to make bad decisions. The first and foremost thing anyone thinks of when they hear the name “Troy Maxson” is along the lines of: Oh I know him, he cheated on his wife, but as we look deeper we can understand, if not agree with, his reasons for doing so. In Act Two, Scene One, when Troy is explaining why he cheated on her, he says: “I can step out of this house and get away from the pressures and problems… be a different man. I ain’t gotta worry about how I’m gonna pay the bills or get the roof fixed.” (Wilson page 68-69).
The Fences also represents another major symbol of the play. As Troy neglects to build the fence, his attitude demonstrates the irresponsibility and lack of commitment he had with his wife. Rose believes the fence is a symbol that will keep her loved ones together and eventually create bonding time with Troy and Cory as they build the fence. The baseball represents the injustice Troy had to face while
This situational irony is important because Tom went through a life-threatening journey to retrieve this important paper full of measurements and notes he would need to receive his promotion. He wanted that paper as much as a child wants candy. But Tom realizes at the end that the paper is worthless and his endeavor was all for nothing because it was lost anyway. Thus, the idea that Tom should leave because now he has nothing to worry about because there is no way to retrieve a second time is
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."
For example, in the story, Victor can’t help but notice the way Teresa, the girl he likes, gracefully maneuvers through the hall. The author clearly cites, “As Teresa walked down the hall, Victor walked the other way, looking back, admiring how gracefully she walked, one foot in front of the other.” This shows that victor is crazy about Teresa and always wants to see her. The quote is also significant because Victor is admiring something peculiar, such as the way she walks. Another example is when Victor tries to impress Teresa during his elective, French. The text explicitly states, “Mr.
On page 101 Atticus said, "But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they 're still our friends and this is still our home." Atticus proves that you have to think of the other people who surround you before you give time to think of what’s best for you. He also is saying at times when we think things are going rough it could always be harder for the people around us; however, we just don’t know it. With that point he shows us the importance of how we treat others around us the same way we would want to be treated. Juror 8 said, “It 's not easy to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first.
Kenney States in his article that “Baseball serves not only as the focus of Troy’s dream and disappointment, but also as his metaphor for what he sees as the essentially combative nature of life itself.” This is Troys underlying motive, that derives from his failed baseball career. He uses the failure to hold it against his family, and cause it to take over his life because he is always so angry and disappointed with the way his life turned
Even if it meant not telling the truth. So when you get a different point of view on a subject don’t think it’s wrong even though all of the headlines say something different. And if someone takes one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s quote a different way than you did, just think of how the got too think of why the took that quote the way the did. Because then you’ll see different point’s of view and you can understand someone better and be able to read everything differently and understand lots of things in different