November 12, 2005

Fences

Rose: He ainít talking about making no living playing football. Itís just something boys in school do. They gonna send a recruiter by to talk to you. Heíll tell you he ainít talking about making no living playing football. Itís an honor to be recruited.

Troy: It ainít gonna get him nowhere. Bonoíll tell you that.

I chose this passage above because I think that it relates to Wilsonís life indefinitely. He was in the 1940ís which means that he was raised by parents who were brought up in the 1910ís or 1920ís. Both, he and his parents, lived in a time where education was not a necessity. People did not know how valuable education was and there were many decent jobs being offered if you had your high school diploma.
Also, Wilson was of a mixed race, and was brought up in a predominately black area. He focused on that and this story, like many others, focuses on black and white issues. It is hard to say exactly how black people felt during this time and I do not know if the tension between the races was so widespread. This play faces many difficult issues that are not brought up regularly today. For instance, many stories no longer call black people ďniggersĒ but refer to them as colored or black.

Posted by GinaBurgese at November 12, 2005 10:35 PM | TrackBack
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