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Cory Maxson from August Wilsons Fences and Kiswana from Kiswana Brown face a similar conflict both of the characters have problems relating to their parents However not all conflicts are inevitable some problems are brought on themselves Cory Maxson lives in Pittsburgh in the late 1950s with his family His Mother Rose a housewife and his father Troy a garbage man A senior in high school Cory gets good grades and college recruiters are coming to see him play football Cory wants nothing more than to play professional football Cory is exceptionally talented and African Americans are now accepted in professional sports Corys Father could have been one of the greatest players ever in baseball however in the 30s African Americans were prohibited to play in the major leagues Corys father does not want Cory to follow in his footsteps of rejection Troy Maxson is also a little jealous that his son could have the chance to play a professional sport but he was rejected because of racism Cory is a respectful son compassionate and generally a giving and enthusiastic person Cory is an ambitious young man who has the talent and determination to realize his dreams He comes of age when he challenges and confronts Troy and leaves home Instead of playing football Cory enlist into the Marine Core Cory comes home from the Marines in the final scene of the play attempting to defy Troy by refusing to go to his funeral but Cory changes his mind after sharing memories of his father with his mother Rose
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