This trait is revealed when his son Cory confronts him and tells him how he has been a terrible father and how he destroyed his dreams in the fear of his son being more successful than him. Cory also openly tells him how he treated his mother in an inhuman way by impregnating another woman. Troy, instead of lowering his tone and accepting the reality, goes ahead and drives his son out of his house, claiming that he is man enough to fend for himself. It is quite ironical that Troy is chasing Cory out of a house which legally belongs to his brother Gabriel. Troy is a character who personifies individuals who make intentional mistakes that they want excused while they have caused physical and emotional suffering to other parties
The hardships that people face, coming from racial and gender injustice, can sometimes affect not just those directly concerned, but their families as well. These injustices, such as the treatment to Troy in Fences during his younger years, change the ways he acts to his sons and the rest of the characters and is the source of much of the conflict they face. Many of the conflicts in the play arise because the characters disagree with the way they see the past and what they want to do in their respective futures. For example, Troy and Cory see Cory's future differently because of the ways they have been treated in their pasts.
This quote shows how far apart Troy and Bono have become, as the used to spend time together every day. This distance between Troy and Bono was most likely caused by Troy’s new position of driver, and Bono not seeing him often at work. It is clear that Troy has become alienated from many of the companions he once knew and loved. Possibly, this vulnerability was what caused him to be so susceptible to
In the play Fences by August Wilson, Troy Maxson, a middle-aged man who works as a garbage man, behaves in a way which helps define the play as a tragedy according to Arthur Miller’s essay, “Tragedy and the Common Man.” In order for a play to be classified as a tragedy according to Miller, it must have a character who has a tragic flaw- he actively advocates for himself when he believes he is receiving unfair treatment, a trait which Troy displays when he demands a job as a truck driver. Additionally, Miller states that a tragedy must have a character that strongly desires to be free, a feature that Troy exhibits when he tells his wife, Rose, about his affair with a woman named Alberta. According to Miller, a tragic character will also sacrifice
Troy’s17 year old son Corey is an ambitious young man who captures the eye of a college recruiter for football. Corey possesses a similar athletic ability as his father. However, when Corey wants to make his dream a reality, his father is the only thing that is standing in his way. When Troy finds out about Corey’s plan, he states, "He ought to go and get recruited in how to fix cars or something where he can make a living" (Wilson). This hypocrisy implies how Troy is a stubborn man, who refuses to give his son an opportunity he never had.
His relationship with Bono shows this clearly. For it always appears as though Bono only listens and comments in their conversations. It is rare that he brings up a new topic, and when he does Troy is sure to make it go in a direction he wants it to. Rose has to be the worst victim of Troy’s selfishness because Troy never even considers her feelings or how he might hurt her. He also ignores the responsibility he owes her in being her husband, all because he wanted to indulge himself with another women.
A Tragic Figure But A Hero At Heart Troy is a tragic figure but, also a hero at heart. Why? You may ask, because. He has high expectations for Cory about quitting the football team and getting a job. Troy takes the responsibility of his family and home, has an everlasting love for Raynell.
Student’s Name: Professor’s Name: Course: Date: Fences Playwrights pass relevant information to their viewers through the plays which they create. Viewers must be keen to acquire valuable lessons. Otherwise, they may miss some critical components which would have a positive impact on their development. August Wilson’s “Fences” is an example of a play which passes vital awareness on some of the critical issues which affect the society.
However, individuals build psychological fences as well for the same reasons. The lack of commitment that Troy shows in building the fence is coupled with his lack of commitment to his marriage. As Cory, Troy’s son, begins to leave, after being kicked out, for disrespecting and fighting Troy, Cory says to him “Tell Mama I’ll be back for my things,” with Troy responding, “They’ll be in the other side of that fence” (89). Throughout the plot both Troy and Cory displayed a lack of desire to build the fence, always having something more important to do, and this exemplified the emotional divide in their relationship. The fence in this moment is representative of Troy’s own fences, with him keeping his relationships inside.
Troy chose to escape his reality by having an affair that gives him some laughs and good time every now and then. However, despite the flaws in Troy’s character, he was a providing family man who wants to insure a better life of his sons than the one he had. Based on the play’s time period, which took place at the 50’s, apparently the main problem of Troy Maxson’s character was racism against African Americans at the time that had prevented him from achieving his dreams. Throughout the play, Troy expresses his dissatisfaction in several scenes with the other characters.
Troy wanted to be better than his father but did not want either of his sons to be better than he
He persistently criticizes and neglects his two sons, which thus draws them away from him. Troy pushes Lyons away by refusing to hear him play his "Chinese music". He also scars hisrelationship with his other son, Cory, by preventing him from playing football and rejecting his onlychance to get recruited by a college football team. Also, Troy states that Cory's things will "be on theother side of that fence" when he kicks Cory to the street. Through this scene Troyacknowledges the fence as an actual, physical divide between him and his son.
Troy maxson is the main character of the play, and the overall theme of the book revolves around his struggles he faced growing up, and how his past experiences have impacted not only his own life, but those around him. August Wilson had written women to be portrayed as the powerless social group compared to the dominant males. The
Troy 's hatred of his father acts as a catalyst for many moments in Troy 's life, in negative and positive ways alike. Unlike most fathers, Troy 's father didn 't leave him with a material possession such as a house but instead left him with emotional baggage that crippled the earlier and later parts of Troy 's life. From the beginning, Troy 's father was abusive to his mother and all of his siblings. Troy and his family worked hard on their father 's farm and endured his bitterness towards being a sharecropper. Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family.
In the play Fences by August Wilson, dissatisfaction plays an important role. The main character, Troy, is a tragic hero as he makes decisions that lead to his own destruction. These decisions are fueled by his discontent with life. To a large extent, dissatisfaction fuel Troy’s relationships, negative decisions, and lead to his downfall as a tragic hero. The first time that the audience sees Troy’s dissatisfaction is when he is talking about his job.