What does Troy want from Lyons?

Lyons tries to pay Troy back the ten dollars he borrowed. Troy stubbornly refuses to take the money, saying that Lyons should keep it for the next time he wants to borrow money. Lyons gives the money to Rose.

How does Troy feel about 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 does Lyons come to ask Troy for?

Cory is trying to find a job, indicating that Troy did not allow him to go to college to play football. Lyons and Cory agree that jobs are few and far between these days. Lyons suggests to Cory that he ask Troy for help finding a job.

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What conflict does Troy have with Lyons?

Troy believes Lyons optimism to be blindness and that difference in beliefs further wedges a gap between the son and father relationship. Troy’s distrust in society creates a barrier between his relationship with Lyons and pushes him away.

What request does Lyons make of Troy respond?

What request does Lyons make of Troy? What is Troy’s response? He asks him to come and watch him play that night. He makes up many excuses.

How does Lyons offend his father?

How does Lyons offend his father? He downgrades his job of a garbage collector. What advice does Troy offer Lyons? He says Life don’t owe you nothing, you owe it to yourself.

What is Lyons job?

Lyons is an ambitious and talented jazz musician. He grew up without Troy for much of his childhood because Troy was in prison. Lyons, like most musicians, has a hard time making a living. For income, Lyons mostly depends on his girlfriend, Bonnie whom we never see on stage.

Why does Lyons come to visit what is Troy’s reaction?

13) Lyons comes to visit so that he can pay back the $20 he borrowed from Troy. Troy has to give all of his money to Rose, so he is disgruntled.

Who is Lyons and why does he show up what does he do what else do we know about him?

Lyons, a son Troy had before he met Rose, shows up at the house as he has tended to do on many Fridays in the past because Lyons knows it is Troy’s payday. Lyons is a jazz musician. He asks Troy if he can borrow ten dollars.

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What task does Troy want Cory to complete with him?

Troy wants Cory to work at the A&P supermarket instead of going to football practice. Cory breaks the news to Troy that he has already given away his job at the A&P during the football season.

What stories do Troy and Bono share with Lyons Why are these stories a significant part of Act 1 Scene 4?

Bono and Troy remember their dead fathers and their childhood experiences of becoming men when they left home in the south and moved north. Lyons benefits from the stories, learning details about his father’s life that he has not heard before.

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.

What is the relationship between Troy and his father?

Troy’s father, like many blacks after the abolishment of slavery was a failed sharecropper. Troy claims that his father was so evil that no woman stayed with him for very long, so Troy grew up mostly motherless.

What does Rose want Troy to admit?

Rose then tells Troy to come inside for lunch, but he says he has something to tell her—he confesses that he’s going to be a father.

When Troy tells Lyons that Cory lied to him about working at the A&P Lyons says?

Cory feels hurt that his dad took away this amazing opportunity from him, but Troy is upset that Cory lied to him about the job. Cory tells his dad that Troy is just afraid Cory will turn out better than he did, which Troy says is a mistake. He tells Cory that it’s strike one, and he better not strike out.

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What is Troy’s grievance with his boss Mr Rand?

Rand (Troy and his fellow collectors’ boss). As Troy and Bono talk, we learn that Troy filed a complaint with Mr. Rand through the union about the fact that all the garbage-truck-driving positions are filled by white men, while black men are only assigned to carry garbage.