Exploring Theme in August Wilsons Fences
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...fence since she doesn’t own anything anyone wants, Troy agrees to build a protective fence with Cory. “Troy delays building the fence, as though fearful of the restrictions it will place on him … Perhaps, subconsciously, Troy feels that the fence, while keeping his family within, might also keep him away from Alberta” (Pereira 49) and the sense of life he enjoys when they’re together. There is also the reminder, in the form of the fence, of the years he spent in prison, which still make him feel guilty every time he must face Lyons (Metzger, 1998). For Troy, the unfinished fence becomes a symbol of his constant wish to escape the space the world has grudgingly... Finding the Boundary Lines in August...