Fences - TA Fences back to the land of realism Writ ten...

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TA “Fences” back to the land of realism Written 1985 – August Wilson Wanted to write one play each 10 years He completed his task No white characters in the play No racist interaction 16 November 2009 Components of race: Why can’t black men drive garbage trucks? Baseball leagues “Things have changed since you were a boy” – he is stuck in that place Troy has a series of stories/metaphors that he uses to talk about blacks and whites Portrays death as darkness He has an image of white furniture salesman at the door. Give me your house and I’ll give you this furniture. Selling out poor black folks. But blacks are being Taken advantage of. He talks about the salesman as a devil. Black people are Preyed on because they want to live the American dream so badly Shopping at Bella’s as apposed to shopping at AMP – the equivalent of Wal- Mart vs Mom and pop store Rose’s issue with sopping with Bella’s instead of AMP is symbolizing loyalty and That she likes the personality
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