fences.docx - 1 Lyons is Troys oldest son of a previous marriage Lyons is also an aspiring musician who is ridiculed by his father Lyons 34 enters from

fences.docx - 1 Lyons is Troys oldest son of a previous...

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1. Lyons is Troy’s oldest son of a previous marriage. Lyons is also an aspiring musician who is ridiculed by his father. “Lyons, 34, enters from the street, guitar case in hand. He is troy’s son from a previous marriage. Although he fancies himself a musician, he is more caught up in the rituals and “idea” of being a musician than in the actual practice of the music.” Lyons has come to see troy to borrow money. “troy: You was in the neighborhood all right, nigger. You telling the truth there. You was in the neigh-borhood ’cause it’s my payday. lyons: Well, hell, since you mentioned it . . . let me have ten dollars.” Troy tells the story of having seen the devil to emphasize how he knew his purchase from the furniture man was not a good one but one made out of necessity. “say if I miss a payment the devil was com-ing back and it’ll be hell to pay. That was fifteen years ago. “The devil could also be a symbol of the American Dream. As his encounter with the devil represents how Troy is a very materialistic person and because of his love of money, he is not free. Troy's belief that freedom and success means making money and that has left him blind to the fact that he has to exceptional sons that have the ability to make money based on their abilities. 2. Gabriel is Troy's closest brother and the only sibling Troy is still in touch with. Gabriel was wounded in World War II and now has a metal plate in his head causing him mental issues. “Troy sees his brother

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