Fences And I Remember Pap Literary Analysis

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One theme that shared between Fences and “I Remember Papa” is racial inequality affecting the family. This is illustrated throughout both texts often. In Fences, Troy deals with racial inequality at work and that leads to a different attitude at home. He is more angry and fed up with racism. In addition, in Fences, racial inequality is Troy’s reason to not allow Cory to play football. He feels that he will never have a fair chance because he is black and that he might as well do something else. Troy doesn’t want Cory to get mentally hurt as a black man in the field of sports like he did. Troy lives his life believing that racial inequality is a fence, separating blacks from success. This affects his family because he teaches these beliefs

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