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The father to son relationship in August Wilsons Fences is symbolized by sports Troy the African American father desires of being a major league baseball player where none since african Americans were not allowed to play in the major league Cory the son of Troy desired to obtain a scholarship that would allow him to play college football Troy snatches that opportunity from Cory the football and the baseball bat can be seen as symbolizing images of their individual freedom of their decision that was brought by opportunity and the continuous repeat of anguish that Troy and Cory choose to allow or opposing the opportunity to pass Troy and Cory by Sport gives the rear curtains of a stage setting to the underlying or implicit meaning in August Wilsons Fences Troy Maxson Corys father is son of a father who is a tenant farmer who pays as rent a share of his crop who was extremely abusive to Troy Confident in his thinking that to free ones self of the tyranny of living as a African American minority male in a American white society is one of the least tolerable roads for African Americans sports Troy being more than capable of playing in the big leagues expect his color of his skin has closed the door on him leaving him out As time passes Cory obtains an opportunity to play college football on a scholarship Troy takes that opportunity away from Cory The problems that Cory and Troy have in their father to son relationship with each other and inside the society where they have to function is something that can be journey in part through August Wilsons use of the symbolic images of a football and a bat Symbolically they demonstrate Cory and Troys freedom and bond of accepting their decisions to agree neglect or be rejected of opportunity and the continuous hurt that Cory and Troy have to deal with in regards
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