Troy puts down the way Lyons was raised and Lyons accuses Troy of knowing little about the way he was raised because Troy was in jail for most of Lyons’ childhood. Lyons and Rose convince Troy to give Lyons the ten dollars.
Who raised Lyons in fences?
Lyons is Troy’s son from a previous relationship. Troy had Lyons when he was still homeless and squatting in a shack by the river. Lyons’s mother moved on to another man while Troy was in prison, so Troy has never been much of a father to Lyons.
Does Troy give Lyons money?
Rose encourages Troy to give Lyons the ten dollars. Her husband tells her to give it to Lyons. She says she will, as soon as Troy gives her his earnings for the week. He hands his money to her and she gives Lyons the ten dollars.
What is Lyons relationship with Troy?
Troy’s son, fathered before Troy’s time in jail with a woman Troy met before Troy became a baseball player and before he met Rose. Lyons is an ambitious and talented jazz musician. He grew up without Troy for much of his childhood because Troy was in prison.
Why wasnt Troy around to raise Lyons when he was growing up?
Troy wasn’t around for Lyons because he was in prison for killing a man while attempting to rob him. You could see Lyons as representing Troy’s first failure at creating a solid family and being a good father. No matter what happens later in the play, it seems clear that the Maxson family has a foundation of love.
Does Troy like Lyons?
Troy resents Lyons’s requests for money, since they result from Lyons’s refusal to get a “real” job. But perhaps because Troy missed Lyons’s childhood, Troy begrudgingly feels he must support Lyons now.
What happens to Lyons at the end of fences?
Cory returns home from the Marines in his uniform. Lyons also comes home to go to the funeral. His girlfriend, Bonnie, broke-up with him and he has been forced to do time at the workhouse because he was caught illegally cashing other people’s checks.
How much money does Lyons ask to borrow from Troy when he stops by on payday?
Troy notes that he only comes to visit on paydays. Sure enough, Lyons asks to borrow $10 which he promises to pay back. Troy complains that his other son doesn’t have a bed and that he himself can’t get any credit.
Why does Lyons want Troy to go see him play at the club?
Lyons enters the scene, and Troy is surprised to see him, since he thought Lyons had been jailed after reading that one of the clubs he frequents was raided for gambling. Lyons defends himself, saying that he doesn’t gamble, and that he only attends that club to play music with his band.
What did Troy tell Cory was his job as a man?
Troy asserts his manhood and role as father by forcing the respect issue with Cory who disrespectfully refuses to say “excuse me” to his father. Troy insists that Cory leave the house and provide for himself since he does not respect him as the man of the house and the breadwinner who provides for Cory.
Is Lyons Rose’s son?
He lives with his wife, Rose (Viola Davis), and their 17-year-old son Cory (Jovan Adepo). He has an older son, Lyons (Russell Hornsby), from a previous marriage. Lyons is a musician, who often comes to visit on payday.
Who did Troy cheat on Rose with?
Troy finally admits to Bono that he is indeed having an affair with Alberta. Bono wants Troy to stop the affair before it’s too late and Rose finds out.
What is Lyons attitude towards his father?
It is as if Lyons was doing away with all the reliance and dependence he had on his father. It is rather ironical that despite Lyons efforts to do away with his father, he turns out to be more like him since instead of achieving his dream of being a musician, he ends up in jail just like his father.
Who is the man whom Troy calls the devil?
Who is the man whom Troy calls the devil? He calls white loanshark from the furniture company the devil.
What is ironic about the way Troy died?
What is ironic about the way Troy died? He built the fence to keep death from getting him. But death crossed that and took him. When Cory says he isn’t going to Troy’s funeral, what is Rose’s reasoning for him to go?
Why did Troy go to jail in fences?
Troy went to jail in the play Fences for murder. He accidentally killed a man while attempting to rob him.