San Diego City College Fences 2016 Film Essay

Fences – Discussion Group B

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  1. Discuss the significance of the title, Fences, as it relates to characters and themes of the play.
  2. Is Troy a tragic figure, a hero, a villain or a combination of these types? Is he a sympathetic character?
  3. To what degree are the conflicts in this play caused by racism or racial/social inequality? Or, are they more universal?
  4. What is the play’s attitude toward women?
  5. Does Troy love Rose? Why does he cheat on her?
  6. Why does Rose accept Raynell but reject Troy?

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