Fences: Black People and Good Baseball Player Essay

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During his youth, Troy Maxson was not allowed to play in important games. Though he was a good baseball player he couldn’t play in major games primarily because he was black and the whites got the upper hand in everything. It affected him a lot psychologically and he internalized the evil practices of racism. He felt that black would never get the chances that the whites are enjoying. On the contrary his son is living in an age in which many things have changed favorably for the blacks. Blacks are also chosen for playing in major leagues. He wants for himself a career in the sports. His father can’t reconcile himself with the idea of allowing his son to go for that career. The father cannot see beyond his experiences and knowledge. This angers the son and is against the father. Though Troy has experienced the change in his own life he cannot yet accept it. They fight with each other. The father strikes his son and sends him away from home. The son too is not respectful to his father and so much so that he is not even willing to attend his father’s funeral. It is agonizing and shocking to see such a relation exist between father and son. Wilson’s Fences paints a picture of black who both rebel against white domination and suffer from frustration basically because of the lack of opportunities and economic insecurity. Though America emerged as the superpower of the world after the II world war things had not changed much for the black population. The older generation