Communism : Communism And Capitalism

1237 WordsSep 28, 20175 Pages
The 20th century was marked by a brutal struggle between two great powers, the United States, and the Soviet Union, but in reality it was a struggle between two, distinct ideologies: Communism and Capitalism. Communism was supposed to be the scepter against all the evils that the old world contained. The people of the world would be freed from the oppressive chains resulting from the few in power, and be lifted from the brutal, unfair world of capitalism. Millions of people across the world saw the enticing, heavenly lure of communism and seized the opportunity to revolutionize their communities. To the millions of disenfranchised citizens stuck in Capitalism’s underbelly, the chance to finally see the light, to finally escape from the…show more content…
In Fences by August Wilson, the main protagonists are African Americans living in the last rays of the Jim Crow era who try to escape the meager life they’ve always had because of the systematic discrimination in that period. The circumstances may be against them, with many of them dealing with the trauma of childhood abuse and racism at work along with the feeling of being hopelessly fenced in and powerless, but despite this they manage to scrape by. Troy, the father of two sons, works as a garbage worker, which is a mere semblance of the dreams he once wanted to achieve. He’s jaded, and he takes his pent-up anger on the people around him, including his son. Cory’s struggle to go against his father is a product of him trying to be different from what he perceives as an oppressive, dream-shattering force in his life. However, the argument that arises between Cory and Rose when Cory tries to turn his back on his past sheds a greater light on the very nature of Troy’s ebullient, tough, and jaded traits. Cory sees Troy’s ethics and morals as not just outmoded, but restraining and constricting not only to Troy’s life, but also to those around him. Rose understands Troy’s actions on a deeper level, and views Troy’s actions as an attempt to be the masculine, stable protector and provider he desires
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