by August Wilson
Fences Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Fences is chock full of baseball imagery, which takes on a lot of symbolic meaning. Troy was robbed of a professional baseball career because of his race. The shadow of this injustice has weighed o...
In the final scene of the play, a seven-year-old Raynell runs out in her nightgown to see if her garden has grown. It hasn't. Of course, this isn't much of a surprise, since the girl just planted i...
The fence that Troy and Cory build around the yard has all kinds of symbolic meanings. Check out "What's up with the Title?" for a thorough discussion of these.