Fences
Fences
by August Wilson

Fences Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Baseball
Raynell's Garden
Fences
Setting
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Act 1, Scene 1
Act 1, Scene 2
Act 1, Scene 3
Act 1, Scene 4
Act 2, Scene 1
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 3
Act 2, Scene 4
Act 2, Scene 5
Characters
Troy Maxson
Troy Maxson Timeline
Cory Maxson
Cory Maxson Timeline
Rose Maxson
Rose Maxson Timeline
Bono
Gabriel
Lyons
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Companion
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Race
Race Quotes
Men and Masculinity
Men and Masculinity Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Dreams, Hopes, Plans
Dreams, Hopes, Plans Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Betrayal
Betrayal Quotes
Duty
Duty Quotes
Dissatisfaction
Dissatisfaction Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
In Which Troy’s Affair Gets Whitewashed
In Which Troy’s Affair Gets Whitewashed Flashcards
In Which Troy’s Affair Gets Whitewashed True or False
Study Questions
Essay
Teaching Fences
Current Events & Pop Culture
Assignments & Activities
Singing the Blues
Write an Omitted Scene and a Critical Review
Making a Collage – Bearden Style
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Pitfalls & Opportunities