Professor: Ms. Serelis
At one point in life everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. Forgiveness is letting and releasing negative thoughts of bitterness and resentment. People often feel like they could never forgive a person after what they have done to them.“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” In the story Fences the relationship between rose and troy she forgives him after the fact that he cheated on her but she understood he wasn’t a perfect person she would go on to say “ sometimes when he touched he bruised and sometimes when he took me in his arms he cut. She basically says he tried to do right with his intentions but he took some wrong choices. In order to move on in life rose would have to overcome him cheating on her because “True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.” Rose’s taking in Raynell not being her own daughter shows how strong of a person she is she takes the burden that has placed on her and takes the better of it saying “but I took Raynell like she was all of them babies I wanted and never had” August Wilson’s themes are parents and child relationships, marriage, and forgiveness. He believes parent and child relationships teach us that parents always want the best for their children although the child feels like he or she wants to make her own choices because sometimes the child feels like the parents choices are wrong. He uses troy and roses relationship to show us that if there is no loyalty in marriage it wont work out creating problems for them but in order to move on in life they must have to forgive one another. These themes are shown through character interactions
August Wilson uses parents and child relationships to show that parents want the best for their kids although there is always some defiance from the child he uses Troy and Cory’s bond to show us. For example when Cory and Troy talk about football Troy's relationship with his son Cory is good example of how he misses the mark. Cory is happy because he's been selected for a college football scholarship. Like his father, Cory loves sports, and this is his one chance to go to college. Troy, however, is dead-set against Cory going off to play football. Because he feels like he is protecting cory from suffering his same fate. The defiance between cory comes up when Troy kicks Cory out Cory comes back and steps over Troy on the porch without saying excuse me. Troy feels disrespected because cory says” I don’t know how she stand you ..after what you did her “ cory implies Troy cheating on Rose. This provokes Troy into kicking him out the house. Troy feels like it is the right thing to make cory live out on his own to become a man. Which turned out to be exactly what cory needed he went on to go to the marines thinking he was defining his father but in turn only made him a man.
August wilson uses marriage to express if there is no loyalty between the couple many problems would come to them Troy and Rose’s marriage is a perfect example to show how marriage affects someone. People who are unsatisfied with life make wrong choices expecting to better their life for example when troy cheats on rose because he felt life wasn’t giving him the better of it. He says “ Then when I saw that gal.. she firmed up my backbone. And I got to thinking that if I tried..I just…