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Unformatted text preview: ancestors which haunt him and prevent him from thriving in the way he wishes. Another image seen is the rise of independence and strength in each character. Roses ability to raise the bastard child of her husbands affair, Corys claim to independence from his abusive father, and Troys rise to becoming the first black garbage truck driver in his city all show growth in the characters and how their pasts have been able to affect them positively as well as negatively. The only character that truly seems to be backtracking the most and disappearing into his past is Troy. He becomes abusive, as well as self-destructive....
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- Spring '08