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Barbour 1 Nicole Barbour Instructor Zimbleman English 107 9 December 2009 Broken Bonds A parent’s relationship with their child can often have an impact on their whole family dynamic. In “Fences,” by August Wilson, the main character Troy struggles with a dysfunctional connection between him and his sons. Throughout the story it is evident how broken down this family is because of the actions and statements that are made by Troy. This story shows that even though a person is related to someone, that doesn’t mean they have the greatest relationship with them, and although Troy has two sons, the relationship he had with them slowly deteriorated. The fractured bond that Troy has with his sons Lyons and Cory is immediately obvious in their interactions with each other. In the story Troy has an encounter with his youngest son Cory who wants to play professional football. Troy instantly displays his lack of support for Cory and his goal when he states, “The colored guy got to be twice as good before he get on the team. That’s why I don’t want you to get all tied up in them sports” (Wilson 1499). Troy’s
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