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Troy Maxson: Tragic Hero All-StarThough Troy Maxson definitely wouldn't win any awards for congeniality, he's widely considered to be one of the greatest characters of the American stage. He's ofte...
At the beginning of the play, it seems like Cory is really trying to be like his father. Rose even points this out to Troy, saying, "He's just trying to be like you with the sports" (1.3.118). In o...
Rose is Troy's ever-dutiful wife. As far as homemakers go, she'd put Martha Stewart to shame, and her cooking skills would make Rachel Ray blush. Rose is in some ways what you might expect of a 195...
Bono is Troy's best friend and sidekick. It's been that way ever since they first met as young men in prison. These two pals work together as garbage men and hang out, sipping on gin every Friday n...
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. The disa...
Lyons is Troy's son from a previous relationship. Troy had Lyons when he was still homeless and squatting in a shack by the river. Lyons's mother moved on to another man while Troy was in prison, s...
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