Fences (Play)

Fences (Play)

focusing on one character, while aligning the analysis through a literary lens. Focused on Troy Maxon. Use this thesis August Wilson’s “Fences” displays his ten-play cycle showcasing the difficult times of Afircan Americans in the twentieth-century. Racism and economic injustice played a huge role during the 1950s for low class and average African Americans in the society. “Fences” is a play about a son and father’s estranged relationship, which shows a father who’s thinking is same as the olden times, strict and conservative and a son who’s thinking is moving forward and being what an individual wants to be and the society saying to be a certain way. The play sets in the time of the Civil Rights Movement. Portraying an African American family, who were trying to fight for their rights and freedom, struggled in the United States for the American Dream. Presented by Karl Marx, Marxist Criticism is shown in “Fences.” The struggle of African Americans for political and economic power during the Civil Rights Movement is showcased in Marxist Criticism as it presents the twentieth century. Troy Maxon is the ideal representation of the ideology for Marxist Criticism of the low class.