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by August Wilson

Fences Betrayal Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line)

Quote #4

Bono: "I see you be walking up around Alberta's house. You supposed to be at Taylors' and you be walking up around there." (1.1.30)

Uh oh, not only is Troy buying drinks for sexy Alberta, he's also walking around her house. It seems Bono is hinting that Troy's relationship with Alberta has already gone past a few friendly drinks at the bar.

Quote #5

Rose: "Where you going off to? You been running out of here every Saturday for weeks. . . ."
Troy: "I'm gonna walk down to Taylors'. Listen to the ball game." (1.2.70)

We think there's a high probability that Troy is lying to Rose here. There's a good chance Troy has actually been going off to Alberta's place "every Saturday for weeks." Do you think Rose suspects that her husband is cheating on her?

Quote #6

Rose: "What was the score on the game? Lucille had me on the phone and I couldn't keep up with it."
Troy: "What I care about the game? . . ."
Rose: "I thought you went down Taylors' to listen to the game." (1.3.12-1.3.14)

Uh huh, even more suspicious. If Troy was down at the bar watching the game, why doesn't he know the score? Yep, it seems to us like he's hiding something.

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