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Fences 1 - August Wilson - Realism Themes o o o o How one...

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August Wilson - Realism Themes o How one survives and how the past affects the future o History - personal and cultural o The American Dream o Family Motifs o Family/marriage o Fathers/sons o Death/baseball o Seeds/growth o The Blues Symbols o Fences - literal and figurative They keep people in and keep people out o Trains - freedom, new starts o The Devil - Troy's struggle with life. The devil is always bringing news of death. Characters o Troy Maxson, Jim Bono, Rose, Lyons, Gabriel, Cory, Raynell Setting o The Hill in Pittsburg, PA o Time is 1957 - eve of 1960s o Before legal freedoms became social realities for African Americans o The description of the setting provides a lot of clues to Troy's character o The unfinished fence… Symbolic of things left "undone": Relates to his baseball career, his marriage, his relationship with Alberta, his parenting of Lyons, Raynell, Cory o What is he trying to keep out/trying to keep in Trying to keep death out
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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