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by August Wilson

Fences Betrayal Quotes

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Quote #10

Rose: "I said send [Gabe] to the hospital...you said let him be free...now you done went down there and signed him to the hospital for half his money. You went back on yourself, Troy. You gonna have to answer for that." (2.2.31)

Rose feels like Troy has betrayed his brother Gabriel by putting him into a mental institution. She originally thought it was a good idea, but Troy argued that his brother should be free. Even though she might ultimately think that Gabe is safer in the hospital, Troy has once again disappointed her by going back on his word. Troy denies that he knew what he was signing when he put Gabe away, but Rose doesn't buy it. What do you think? Does Troy betray his brother for the money?

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