Fences Racism Essay

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By citing the works of August Wilson and Susan Koprince we can try to understand how racism affected the black people of the era and how that affected the way they were to others. In the early 1900s, racism was prominent and wasn't sugarcoated at all. Negros had to deal with several obstacles around this period because of discrimination in certain activities they wanted to participate in. These actions effected many negros because it forced some of them to look at the world with hatred and it limited many of their opportunities in life. Racism is sad reality that continues to affect all types of people and alter their lives. People use racism as a sort of way to point out the differences with their peers and point bias towards a group of…show more content…
Troy doesn't see that by pulling Cory away from achieving his dream at being a football player, he is creating tension and he is not allowing Cory to have a better life than him. If Cory had gotten the opportunity and played football in college, he would have been able to get a college education while playing the sport he loves. Troy doesn't see that however because Troy is still affected from the denial he got when he was playing baseball in the negro leagues. Although he cares about Cory and he thinks by preventing him from playing football is only for his own good, that decision wasn't wise because he is basically doing what society did to him which is preventing him from achieving his dreams. Troy aspires to be fighter and a survivor in life and from Rose's perspective that shows through his son Cory. Troy's true intentions are to show his son that nothing comes easy. The ultimate flaw however is that Troy looks at the world in his perspective. Troy is trying to prevent Cory from going through the same harsh experiences as him but he is unintentional recreating the same obstacles which are preventing Cory from becoming the full potential of himself. Throughout the play, Troy is imposing his will on Cory and he is basically preventing him from being his own man. This causes Cory to have arguments with his dad because they don't agree completely. In the article "Baseball as History and Myth in August Wilson's
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