Fences Essay Questions (20 points)
Due April 30th in class
Each question is worth 5 points. To receive full credit, create a well-developed paragraph answering each questions: clearly stated thesis in first sentence; context; support from the play and any other sources we covered in class that may be helpful, such as the Eyes on the Prize videos.
- Why is the setting of the play (1957) important?
- Why is Troy Maxson considered an “everyman” character?
- Is Rose’s character an example of feminism or an example of the repressed role of women in society?
- Discuss the cycle of father-son relationships in the play.