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When the sins of our fathers visit us we do not have to play host We can banish them with forgiveness as God in his Largeness and Laws This quote by August Wilson explains how one can either repeat or expel the sins of the people that came before us In the play Fences also written by August Wilson one can observe how two of the main characters deal with the sins of their fathers These two characters are Troy and his son Cory Troy plays host to the sins of his fathers while Cory banishes them Cory unlike Troy expels the sins of his fathers During the play Cory is crossed with the great opportunity to play football for college Although his dads dream of becoming a baseball player were crushed Cory doesnt let it interfere with him following his dream of becoming a professional football player He also doesnt let the color of his skin discourage him or hold him back Even with all the obstacles Cory is faced with he still believes he can make it far with football and college We can see this when he tells his father I get good grades Pop Thats why the recruiter wants to talk with you You got to keep up your grades to get recruited This way Ill be going to college Ill get a chance Cory chose to banish the sins of his fathers There are many ways in which Troy played host to the sins of his fathers In Act once Scene four of the play the author gives light to the sins of Troys father He aint cared nothing bout no kids A kid to him was nothing All he wanted was for you to learn how to walk so he could start you working Troy explains This description of his father gives some sort of justification to Troys actions during the play Troy ironically repeats the sins
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