Fences Genre Considerations

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Fences: Genre Considerations Fences is written in the realistic tradition under the dramaturgical features of the well- made play. Most of the influential action that takes place occurs offstage, and then characters on stage reveal that information. For instance, Troy cheating on Rose with Alberta, Alberta’s death in giving birth to Raynell, and Troy telling Coach Zellman that Cory will not play all contribute to the idea that the majority of the action takes place offstage. We get to see how characters react, not necessarily how they cause things to happen. In terms of structure, the conflict in the play builds step by step. One inciting incident after the next exacerbates every situation until the eventual confession of adultery by Troy to Rose, the birth of Raynell, Cory and Troy’s conflict that ends in Cory being kicked out of the house, and Troy’s death. Each event seems more staggering than the last; these growing crises are largely a product of the form of the well-made play. Perspective on Human Nature
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