African American Women In Fences

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The Role of African American Women in Fences After World War II, the United States has emerged as the world's number one power in both economic and military. However, the consequence of this strong emergence makes the contradictions internal of the US more painful than ever. These are the gap between rich and poor is increasing in large cities, the discrimination that people of skin color suffer every day, and the inequality gender between male and female in American society. In the 1950s after the war, women still played the traditional role in the life of the family as a housewife. However, it seems that the war brings them a taste of another life and an opportunity that pushed them slowly breaking out to become more independent. Through the main character Rose in the play Fences, a Modern play was written in 1985 by the African-American playwright August Wilson, it is not difficult to recognize the black women’s true images in the 1950s whose were limited in the role of expected being a good wife and mother, trying to become stronger, as well as filling of altruism. In the 1950s, African American women had been framed in the role traditionally as good wives and mothers. They are more likely to openly express their difficulties in the role of a housewife and constantly being dominated by men. Rose in Fences was a typical example of the women’s roles at that time. In the soon display of the Act 1 scene 1 of, the reader can see Rose under Wilson’s description pen as
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