Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Fences by August Wilson
This play is considered a tragedy. Although, I read that this is a contemplated fact, as some people don't believe it is. I can see how some believe the play not to be, because of Troy's character. He seems to be angry, and to make mistakes. When he dies, Cory feels somewhat yet free. Their is not much sadness associated with his death. I would say the most sadness lies in Troy and Rose's relationship. Much of the conflict occurs when Troy cheats on Rose with another woman, and becomes a father. This really takes a toll on their relationship, and it is never the same again. This is noted when Rose states, "And it didn't take me no eighteen years to find out the soil was hard and rocky and it wasn't never gonna bloom" (Wilson 1062).