He comes outside and surprises Troy by grabbing him from behind. Troy finally admits to Bono that he is indeed having an affair with Alberta. Lyons lives nearby with his wife Bonnie.
Troy's character is the centerpiece that all of the other relationships in Fences gather around. He was able to buy a house with the money that his brother Gabe received from an injury to his head that he endured during the war.
Lyons does not live with Troy, Rose and Cory, but comes by the Maxson house frequently on Troy's payday to ask for money.
Troy is left with a baby girl whom he implores Rose to help him raise as he can't do it alone. Troy often fails to provide the love and support that would mean the most to his loved ones. An African-American man in his fifties, Troy has been married to his wife Rose for eighteen years, and they have a teenage son named Cory.
He hates his father and shows disrespect towards him. In prison Troy learned that he was an excellent baseball player, so when he got out, he tried to become a professional, but by then he was too old and had missed his chance. Troy expresses to Rose that he spent time with Alberta to escape.
Eventually, Gabe became a nuisance, so Troy put him in a mental institution. As Rose distances herself from Troy, she goes deeper into her faith and becomes more involved in the church. In such difficult circumstances Rose feels deeply for him and asks him not to talk about death and the devil.
But in Wilson's play, the conflict is internal, with Troy's own insecurities and disappointments creating the drama. Any other woman would have reacted very differently under such circumstances. Rose persuades her son to show respect for his father. After all, he is Cory's father and should respect him and hold him in awe.
The Maxson family is suffering because of the social discrimination practiced by whites. Gabe would sometimes unintentionally cause trouble and end up in jail, so Troy would need to bail him out. Bono says that he they have "done got tight," or closer to one another.
Lyons' jazz playing appears to Troy as an unconventional and foolish occupation.
Therein lies her greatness. She cannot believe that she has been loyal to Troy for eighteen years and he has done this to her. Troy and Cory had always had a tensed relation.
He admits that his wife left him when he began cashing fake checks, which landed him in jail. Reluctantly, Rose agrees, saying that she will help with the child, but he should no longer consider their relationship to be one of a husband and wife. Troy's years of hard-work for only meager progress depress him.
Cory punches Troy in the chest, knocking Troy to the ground.
Perhaps she thinks it is a way to keep her eye on Troy. Her innocent need for care and support convinces Rose to take Troy back into the house. Lyons also comes to house, having been giving a one-day release from prison to attend his father's funeral.
She symbolizes the exotic dream of Troy's to escape his real life problems and live in an illusion with no time. In the play Fences by August Wilson, Troy is shown as a man who has hurt the people who are closest to him without even realizing it.
He has acted in an insensitive and uncaring manner towards his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. Rose as a Powerful Dramatic Character in Fences Rose is the most powerful dramatic character in Fences. She has her own ways of coping with and enduring the layers of anxieties and suffering resulting from the racial discrimination and patriarchal domination.
Meeting August Wilson. August Wilson’s play Fences highlights a difficult chapter in African American culture. Use the “About the Author” section on the next page to introduce August Wilson to your students.
Cory, Troy and Bono discuss why Rose wants the fence. Why do you think Rose wants the fence built? What have you. Lyons, Troy's son from a previous relationship, stops by to borrow some money.
We also meet Gabriel, Troy's brother, who suffers from a World War II head wound and now thinks he is the archangel Gabriel.
Last, there's Cory, Troy's son by Rose. Wilson plants all the major conflicts of the play in the first act. Cory Maxson. Cory is the son of Troy and Rose. Cory has a relationship of conflict and violence with Troy. He believes that Troy is trying to hold him back in life by refusing to sign papers that would allow him to go to college on a football scholarship.
Troy insists that Cory get a real job and be responsible. Troy and Cory Maxson's Relationship in Fences by August Wilson Words Jul 8th, 5 Pages The theme of August Wilson’s play “Fences” is the coming of age in the life of a broken black man.The relationship of rose with bono cory and troy in fences a play by august wilson