What is the significance of the closing scene in Fences?
Troy has died in between the action of the last two scenes of the play, so the final scene presents the lasting effects of Troy’s life on his loved ones. Though Troy’s relationships with Bono, Rose, and Cory were ruined and broken in life, they gather together in his honor.
What does Cory become at the end of the play Fences?
When Cory stands up to Troy by scolding him like a child with the disgust of his opinions on Troy’s failings, Cory, like Troy before him, becomes a man by challenging his father.
What does Troy say to death at the end of the scene?
17) At the end of this scene, Troy tells Death that he “can’t taste nothing no more,” & that “It’s between you & me now! Come on!
What is revealed in Troy soliloquy at the end of the scene?
What is revealed in Troy’s soliloquy at the end of scene two? He’s talking to death saying he won’t die so easily. In scene three, a humbled Troy asks Rose to take care of his illegitimate child.
Does Lyons go to jail?
Too narrowly focused on becoming a musician, Lyons has to resort to crime (cashing other peoples’ checks) in order to make ends meet. Following in his father’s footsteps, Lyons ends up in jail.
What mistake does Rose admit making in her marriage?
22) On page 98, Rose admits that her mistake was not forcing Troy to make room for her in their lives/marriage: “That was my first mistake. Not to make him leave some room for me. For my part in the matter.”
What was Cory’s strike one?
Cory picks up Troy’s bat and dares his father to get closer. Troy lunges at Cory. His son swings the bat and misses (strike one). He does it again and misses once more (strike two).
Is Rose Cory’s mom in Fences?
Rose Maxson Troy’s wife and mother of his second child, Cory.
How did the movie Fences end?
The final moments of Fences are pretty darn awesome. On the day of Troy’s funeral, his brother Gabriel returns to open the gates of heaven for him…and succeeds. Gabriel suffered a head wound during World War II and now has a metal plate in his head. The man thinks he is the archangel Gabriel.
What Troy tells Death?
What does Troy tell Death? He challenges Death to come and get him after he builds a fence. Troy dares Death to confront him “man to man” still confident that he could win. What happened to Alberta?
Does Troy change in Fences?
How does Troy’s character change over the course of the play? Troy Maxson transforms into a lonely, unloved, fearful man from his original position as the center of attention in his family and social world.
What is the name of Troy’s daughter?
Cassandra, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy, and his wife Hecuba.
What does the fence symbolize in fences by August Wilson?
August Wilson uses the symbol of a ‘fence’ in his play, Fences, in numerous occasions. Three of the most important occasions fences are symbolized are by protection, Rose Maxson and Troy Maxson’s relationship, and Troy against Mr. Death. To Rose, a fence is a symbol of her love.
What does the fence mean to the Maxson family?
The wholeness of the fence comes to mean the strength of the Maxson family and ironically the strength of the man who tore them apart, who also brings them together one more time, in death.
What does the title of the play Fences mean?
The title of the play, Fences, symbolizes its central themes and the relationships of the characters to one another. Its literal presence in the play is Troy and Cory’s long-standing construction of a fence for their home. What is the moral of the story fences?