Study Guide

Fences Characters

By August Wilson

Troy Maxson

Though Troy Maxson definitely wouldn't win any awards for congeniality, he's widely considered to...

Cory Maxson

At the beginning of the play, it seems like Cory is really trying to be like his father. Rose...

Rose Maxson

Rose is Troy's ever-dutiful wife. As far as homemakers go, she'd put Martha Stewart to shame, and...

Bono

Bono is Troy's best friend and sidekick. It's been that way ever since they first met as young...

Gabriel

Gabriel is Troy's brother. He's the only sibling Troy is still in touch with, though they grew up...

Lyons

Lyons is Troy's son from a previous relationship. Troy had Lyons when he was still homeless and...