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All he wants to be is aa good husband and father troy

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for no one. All he wants to be is aa good husband and father. Troy has a hard time showing his feelings towards his son because he was never loved by his father. “My daddy ain’t had them walking blues! What you talking about? He stayed right there with his family. But he was just as evil as he could be. My mama couldn’t stand him. Couldn’t stand that evilness. She run off when I was about eight. She sneaked off one night after he had gone to sleep. Told me she was coming back for me. I ain’t never seen her no more. All his women run off and left him. He wasn’t good for nobody” (1059). 3. Troy couldn’t find work in Mobile, so he went to Pittsburg. In Pittsburg, he stole food and money so that he can survive. “Troy: I walked on down to Mobile and hitched up with some of them fellows that was heading this way. Got up here and found out… not only couldn’t you get a job… you couldn’t find no place to live. I thought I was in freedom. Shhh. Colored folks living down there on the riverbanks in whatever shelter they could find for themselves…Started stealing. First it was food. Then I figured, hell, if I steal money I can buy me some food” (Wilson 1061). 4. Troy learned to play baseball in prison. “Troy: They put me in the penitentiary and locked me up for fifteen years. That’s where I met Bono. That’s where I learned how to play baseball” (Wilson 1061). 5. Troy met Bono in prison. “Troy: They put me in the penitentiary and locked me up for fifteen years. That’s where I met Bono” (Wilson 1061). 6. Troy told Cory’s coach that Cory couldn’t play football anymore. He also told the coach to tell the college recruiter not to come. He does this because he feels like Cory won’t get anywhere in life playing a sport, just like how Troy got nowhere playing baseball. “Cory: Papa done went up to the school and told Coach Zellman I can’t play foodball no more. Wouldn’t even let me play the game. Told him to tell the recruiter not to come” (Wilson 1062).
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Marrufo 5 7. He uses a baseball analogy and says that Cory has only one strike and says that he better not strike out. “Troy: I’m gonna tell you what your mistake was. See… you swung at the ball and didn’t hit it. That’s strike one. See, you in the batter’s box now. You swung and you missed. That’s strike one. Don’t you strike out!” (Wilson 1063). 8. The message that Wilson is making here is that the kids reflect the parents. Kids are extremely malleable and the environment that they’re put in is the kind of person they’re going to grow up to be. Troy isn’t as abusive as his father, but he has a hard time showing his feelings towards Cory and Lyons.
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  • Spring '15
  • Fences, American football, Qur'an, Gabriel, father Troy

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