Unformatted text preview: Troy: " What the hell she keeping out with it? She ain't got nothing nobody want." Bono: "Some people build fences to keep people out . . . and other people build fences to keep people in. Rose wants to hold on to you all. She loves you." (Wilson 2.1.30-2.1.32). It seems like the fence becomes a symbol here of the difference between Rose and Troy's personalities. Because of his combative nature, Troy assumes the fence is meant to keep something out. It takes Bono to make Troy see that a fence can have the opposite effect. It's possible that Rose asked Troy and Cory to build the fence as attempt to help the two to bond. She feels the distance growing between them and is trying to keep her family together. Rose may instinctually feel that her family is disintegrating, and the fence is her way of trying to symbolically hold it together....
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- Spring '11
- Fences, 2008 albums, The Play, August Wilson, Fence, James Earl Jones