Gender Stereotypes In August Wilson's Fences

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August Wilson`s Fences explores the African American experience in the 20th century. In fact, the play is a story of an African-American baseball player named Troy Maxson and his family. In his early age, he faces a lot of issues, he has a chance to reach his dream as a professional baseball player, but then he is forbidden by his black skin from playing in the major leagues. Thus, he has a strong feeling toward Whites, and he even refuses an athletic scholarship by forbidding his son to reach his dream. Almost all societies anticipate women get married and to be good mothers for their children; it means that women should stay at home and take care of children while men act as the providers and supporters. When Troy and Rose get married, it means that they have to be a good partner for each other: Women and men will have to work together. They will want to together, to cooperate, and by doing so; they can free each other from the shackles that bound them for so long. By working together in harmony, men and women will coffer the greatest benefits upon each other and upon the whole of humanity.(1) Based on the above quotation, it’s clear that the relationships between genders, male and female create several advantages for both of…show more content…
Rose wants to hold on to you all. She loves you."(2) The NTC’s American Idioms Dictionary mentioned that “fence someone in” means “to restrict someone in some way.”(3) Thus, for Rose, the fence is the symbol of safety. By building fence, she wants to prevent her family from leaving their house and at the same times, keeping out the strangers from interfering her family issues. The main ambition of Rose is to sustain her family relationships from falling apart. She is loyal to her husband, Troy and her willingness to keep their marriage in a right

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