How we cite our quotes:
Cory: "Papa was like a shadow that followed you everywhere. It weighed on you and sunk into your flesh. It would wrap around you and lay there until you couldn't tell which one was you anymore....I'm just saying I've got to find a way to get rid of that shadow, Mama." (2.5.81)
Cory has trouble shaking off the ghost of his father, even though he's been making his own way in the world for about seven years now. It seems that the way Troy brought Cory up put a real sense of dissatisfaction into his son. Now, in order to become his own man, Cory has to find a way to live life that gives him personal satisfaction. He has to somehow separate himself from the expectations of his father.