"Fences" by August Wilson Analytical Essay by Lyn Falcon

"Fences" by August Wilson
A review of the play "Fences" by August Wilson.
# 113147 | 853 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2009 in Drama and Theater (American) , African-American Studies (General)

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The paper relates that August Wilson's work, "Fences", gained immediate recognition for its ability to convey the struggles and hardships among African Americans and the societies that they live in. The paper focuses on Troy and Cory's tumultuous relationship that emphasizes the difference of struggles between past and current generations of African-Americans. The paper also touches upon the issue of marital infidelity and the literary device of the fence.

From the Paper:

"In 1983 August Wilson wrote one of America's most loved plays entitled "Fences." This literary piece gained immediate recognition and awards for its ability to convey the struggles and hardships among African-Americans and the societies that they live in. The play embodies the past issues that these individuals deal with, along with the present ones. Several African-American generations of conflict and discrimination are examined in this play by the use of strong characters who share their lives with the audience."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jeffries, April. "Fences: Strong Characters and Their Values" Westchester CountyBusiness Journal 2000 39(6) 5.
  • Wilson, August. "Fences" Plume, New York 1986.

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