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In Fences by August Wilson Rose Maxson proves that a woman in the 1950s can have the upper hand Rose is the heart of the Maxson family and the peacemaker Her husband Troy is a bully which only makes Rose stronger Living in the 1950s was difficult time for an African-American woman but she made it work Thinking more towards the good and not so much the bad Rose realizes that times are changing for the better In Troys opinion the black man will always be inferior Lyons who is Troys son from a previous marriage seems to always come around whenever he wants something Rose feels that Lyons only needs a little help and guidance but Troy refuses to give it to him So Rose decides to demand it for her stepson Cory Rose and Troys son on the other hand has made a way for himself and only wants acceptance from Troy Rose encourages Cory to play football and keep good grades but Troy tries to rain on his success Rose manages to keep her sprits up despite hardships and not enough money She feels that family is the richest resource anywhere Rose finds sweet strength in moments of repose and broad vulnerability during heated exchangesLillie Lillie also expresses the amazing qualities in Rose First there is hope for a better future for African American women and by extension for all humankind What should a realist expect of Troy Maxson who was abandoned by his mother at age eight fled a brutal lustful father at age fourteen began to steal for a living and served fifteen years on a murder chargeCoussoule One can only hope for some measure of good and Troy exceeds a realists expectations He holds a steady but disagreeable job as a garbage collector supports a wife and son stays sober six days a week and wins his own private civil-rights
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