Who asks for money in Fences? – Troy’s 34-year-old son Lyons (Russell Hornsby) (a product of a previous relationship) comes over. Troy notes that he only comes to visit on paydays. Sure enough, Lyons asks to borrow $10 which he promises to pay back.
Who asks Troy for money in Fences? – Lyons is a jazz musician. He asks Troy if he can borrow ten dollars.
How much money does Lyons want to borrow from Pops? – Here’s your ten dollars, Pop. I told you I don’t want you to give me nothing. I just wanted to borrow ten dollars. . . . Here you go, Rose, if you don’t take it I’m gonna have to hear about it for the next six months.
Who is Gabriel in Fences? – Gabriel is Troy’s brother. He’s the only sibling Troy is still in touch with, though they grew up in a large family. Gabe was wounded in World War II and now has a metal plate in his head.
How did Troy use Gabe’s money? – Troy is ashamed of his use of Gabe’s money to buy their house, but without it, they would still live in poverty. Troy’s manhood is bruised because he knows it cost the Maxson family part of Gabriel’s brain to have what little assets they own. This sacrifice contributes to Troy’s often-warped sense of duty.
Who is Cory in Fences? – Cory is a respectful son, compassionate nephew to his disabled Uncle Gabriel, and generally, a giving and enthusiastic person. An ambitious young man who has the talent and determination to realize his dreams, Cory comes of age during the course of the play when he challenges and confronts Troy and leaves home.
What is the purpose of Lyons visit? – What is the purpose of Lyons’ visit? Lyon wants money. Who is the man whom Troy calls the devil? He calls white loanshark from the furniture company the devil.
Who was Lyons in Fences? – Fences (2016) – Russell Hornsby as Lyons – IMDb.
Does Lyons go to jail? – Too narrowly focused on becoming a musician, Lyons has to resort to crime (cashing other peoples’ checks) in order to make ends meet. Following in his father’s footsteps, Lyons ends up in jail.
Does Cory go to Troy’s funeral? – Cory refuses to go to Troy’s funeral even though he made the journey to visit home for the first time in almost eight years. Cory’s last memories of the Maxson household were bitter and oppressive.
What is Rose’s view of a fence? – She sees the fence as a symbol for protection. What is revealed about Rose’s character as she sings to herself? She believes in Jesus and this reveals that she is big on religion and that she worries about her family. You just studied 7 terms!
Why does Lyons come to visit what is Troy’s response? – 13) Lyons comes to visit so that he can pay back the $20 he borrowed from Troy. Troy has to give all of his money to Rose, so he is disgruntled.
What changed between Troy and Rose? – Give 2 examples. 8) Rose & Troy’s entire dynamic has changed. They are annoyed with one another. 1) They haven’t spoken in months: “All of a sudden, after all this time, yo want to talk to me, huh? You ain’t wanted to talk to me for months” (Wilson 73).
Who was Alberta in Fences? – Alberta is the woman with whom Troy has an affair. At the beginning of the play, Troy and Bono talk crudely about her attractive physique, and Bono questions Troy about his involvement with her throughout the book.
What does Troy confess to Rose? – Troy suddenly tells Rose that he is going to be a father to a child of another woman. Gabriel shows up at the house and interrupts their important conversation. Rose becomes upset and outraged.
What does Troy bargain with the devil for? – Troy’s story about his deal with the devil, in which he describes the somewhat shady deal he made to get his furniture, functions on a couple of levels. First, it mirrors his relationship with Rose in that he wanted the furniture so badly, that he compromised himself financially.
What do Cory and Troy win in their fight? – The play comes to a climax when tensions explode between Troy and Cory and the two go at each other with a baseball bat. Though Troy wins the fight, he loses his son forever. The last scene of the play takes place years later on the day of Troy’s funeral.
What did Troy Maxson want? – Troy demands that his loved ones live practical, responsible lives while he has the freedom to have an affair, rebel against racist practices of his employers by protesting the limitation of Black workers as lifters not drivers on the trash trucks.
What does Rose want in Fences? – Bono observes that Rose wants the fence built to hold in her loved ones. To Rose, a fence is a symbol of her love and her desire for a fence indicates that Rose represents love and nurturing. Troy and Cory on the other hand think the fence is a drag and reluctantly work on finishing Rose’s project.