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Troy Maxson Timeline and Summary
Returns home from work with his friend Bono. Sips gin with Bono and talks about how he's contesting the racial segregation at work. Denies being interested in Alberta when Bono brings it up. Talks about how much he loves his wife, Rose. Says he's against Cory getting a football scholarship. Complains that he wouldn't have a house without his brother Gabriel's disability check. Bemoans the fact that racism kept him from playing pro baseball. Tells a story about how he wrestled Death. Tells a story about how he met the Devil. Gives Lyons a hard time about borrowing ten dollars. Criticizes Rose for playing the numbers. Fusses because Cory isn't around to help build the fence. Heads off to Taylors' to listen to the game. Starts building the fence with Cory. Tells his son he doesn't want him to play football. Argues that pro sports are still too racist. Lectures his son that he doesn't have to like him; he only has to provide for him. Comes home celebrating because he's broken the racial barrier at work by becoming a driver. Gives Lyons a hard time when he pays back the ten dollars he borrowed. Refuses to go hear Lyons play music. Tells the story of a violent fight he and his father got into on the day Troy left home. Talks about living in a shack when he first came to Pittsburgh and had to steal to get by. Recounts how he ended up in prison for killing a man. Threatens Cory when he comes home angry about his father's ending his football dreams. Returns from bailing Gabriel out of jail. Admits to Rose that he's been having an affair with Alberta and that he's gotten the woman pregnant. Roughly grabs Rose's arm. Gets knocked down by Cory. Threatens his son again. Denies putting Gabriel in a mental hospital just for the check. Taunts Death when he learns that Alberta died in childbirth. Asks Rose to help raise Raynell, his newborn daughter. Has an awkward conversation with Bono, whom he hasn't seen in a while. Gets into a big fight with Cory, complete with baseball bat. Wins the fight with his son. Kicks Cory out of the house. Taunts Death again. Dies seven years later.