Analysis Of ' Death Of A Salesman ' And ' Fences '

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Legacy in ‘Death of a Salesman’ and ‘Fences’ I am convinced that the greatest legacy we can leave our children are happy memories: those precious moments so much like pebbles on the beach that are plucked from the white sand and placed in tiny boxes that lay undisturbed on tall shelves until one day they spill out and time repeats itself, with joy and sweet sadness, in the child now an adult. Parents play an enormous role on teaching their children different virtues and teaching them right from wrong. Whenever you have a bad parent that passes along some less desirable traits is when you see the troublesome children. Throughout Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Wilson’s ‘Fences’, the legacy flowing through the generations shows through the characteristics on the sons of Willy Loman and Troy Maxson. In Wilson’s ‘Fences’, you can see some of the virtues that Troy’s father passed on to him. Troy’s father was a worker and provider which shines in Troy’s characteristics. He has a job and is capable of providing for his family. Troy’s father was also abusive which was passed to Troy who was abusive towards his children. Wessling states, “moreover, August Wilson presents us with a multigenerational vision in which our sense of waste is more than balanced by an infusion of hope. Troy 's father was less of a "true" man than Troy, but he was a worker and a provider. Troy, even as a runaway, carried with him his father 's virtues along with a considerable lessening of the father 's
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