The Values of Troy Maxon in "Fences"

In August Wilson’s Fences, Troy Maxson is a man of many flaws. He is human, and like any other human, his experiences throughout life have influenced his decisions and his outlook on life. If we were to have no context on Troy’s life, we would see him as a father who kept his son from … Read more

A Comparison of Brooklyn by Colm Toibin and Fences by August Wilson

The emotional experience of the landscape is never identical for different individuals. Nonetheless, these diverse experiences always informs a person’s sense of connection to their physical landscape, and subsequently have a profound impact on their identity. Colm Toibin’s novel Brooklyn explores how Eilis Lacey’s emotional experience in familiar and foreign landscapes develops her changing perceptions … Read more

An Analysis of Racial Bias in Fences, a Book by August Wilson

Color is a major issue of focus in discussions about America’s dynamics, because an individual’s color can influence his experiences in various realms of life including participation in sports and success. Abdelsamie and Abdallah article “The Image of the Afro-American in Fences” opines that during the 70s and 80s, black footballers in America were frequently … Read more

Baseball as a Symbol of America in "Fences"

Along with the Fourth of July and apple pie, baseball is a celebrated symbol of America. Since its invention over 150 years ago, the game has served as a powerful metaphor for the American dream, and the hopes and democratic ideals that accompany this idea. However, in 1957, when August Wilson’s Fences is set, baseball … Read more

The Analysis of Troy Character in "Fences"

August Wilson’s Fences is a classic play about African-American life written in 1983 and set sometime in the 1950s. It serves as the sixth installment in Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle,” which spans ten installments in total. Fences is a period piece during a decade through which Wilson had personally lived by the time he wrote the … Read more

The In-Depth Analysis of Relationships in "Fences"

In the play Fences, by August Wilson, a fence represents protection and incomplete or broken relationships. Through the fence, Wilson is trying to show that even things that were once perfect and have gone awry can still be rebuilt. One way Wilson uses the fence is to represent protection and love. A fence usually keeps … Read more

Social Differences Depicted in "Fences"

Divides Made By Fences Built By definition, the structure of a fence is said to be a barrier that controls access or prevents escape from a specific area. In August Wilson’s Fences, this definition stands for much larger boundaries being set within each character’s interpersonal relationships. The idea of fences being built defines most of … Read more

Presidential Powers

The President as Chief of State In every government there is a ceremonial head of the government who is the symbol of all the people in the nation. As Howard Taft put it, The personal embodiment and representative of their dignity and majesty(McClenaghan, pg. 316). That person is the Chief of State or more commonly … Read more

Changing Divorce Laws

In 1995, Statistics Canada data shows that 30% of marriages split (McGovern). Since the 1960’s, marriage and divorce have been undergoing profound changes which have altered the meaning of marriage, the chances of its ending in divorce and the circumstances attached to marriage. These changes have made it easier for couples to obtain a divorce … Read more

Drinking and Driving Offences

My research paper is on “Drinking and Driving Offences”. In my paper I will tell you the various kinds of drinking and driving offences, the penalties, and the defenses you can make if you are caught drinking and driving. Let me tell you about the different offences. There are six offences in drinking and driving. … Read more