What happened between Troy and Lyons?

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.

What is the conflict between Lyons and Troy?

Lyons is a struggling musician who feels that his music gives him a sense of belonging and purpose. Troy believes Lyons optimism to be blindness and that difference in beliefs further wedges a gap between the son and father relationship.

Why does Troy resent 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.

Why was Troy absent from Lyons childhood?

-Troy had an unhealthy and fearful relationship with his dad, his father was literally the devil in his eyes and he forced Troy to leave his home at the age of 14.

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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 is Troy and Lyons relationship?

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.

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 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.

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.

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What happened between Troy and his father in fences?

Troy’s father found Troy with a girl Troy had a crush on and severely beat Troy with leather reins. Troy thought his father was just angry at Troy for his disobedience, but proving Troy’s father was even more despicable, his father then raped the girl.

Who physically gives Lyons the ten dollars he asks for why?

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.

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.

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 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.

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Why did Troy fight Cory?

When Cory stands up to Troy by scolding him like a child with the disgust of his opinions on Troy’s failings, Cory, like Troy before him, becomes a man by challenging his father. Cory and Troy engage in physical violence just as Troy did with his own father when he came of age.