Study Questions

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.

  1. Why is the setting of the play (1957) important?
  2. Why is Troy Maxson considered an “everyman” character?
  3. Is Rose’s character an example of feminism or an example of the repressed role of women in society?
  4. Discuss the cycle of father-son relationships in the play.