Essay About The Setting Of Fences By August Wilson

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  • Symbolism in Fences

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    Symbolism in Fences In Fences, August Wilson has laid the foundation of many themes in this play. The storyline appears to be melodramatic through most of the play. The protagonist, Troy Maxon, is a talented man who was robbed of his baseball career because of his race. He suffers from oppression all throughout the story. This oppression turns him to a bitter man, causing him to eventually lose his friends and family. Wilson integrates literal and figurative symbolism to express the themes

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