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. … Lyons gets the money from his girlfriend, who has a regular job.

How does Troy feel about Lyons?

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.

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.

Why wasnt Troy around when Lyons 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.

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Is Lyons Troy’s son?

Lyons Maxson

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.

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 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.

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.

Why does Troy call Lyons Chinese music?

He has been given a promotion that will make him the first black garbage truck driver in the city. Lyons shows up and asks if Troy wants to hear him play jazz that night. Troy calls jazz, “Chinese music” because it is foreign and unfamiliar to his ears and he does not understand it.

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What sickness did Troy have that almost killed him in 1941?

In the same scene, Troy compares Death to an army that marched towards him in July, 1941, when he had pneumonia.

When did Troy become a man?

TROY: Now I thought he was mad cause I ain’t done my work. But I see where he was chasing me off so he could have the gal for himself. When I see what the matter of it was, I lost all fear of my daddy. Right there is where I became a man . . . at fourteen years of age.

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.

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.

Why is Cory the antagonist in fences?

Cory. It might be hard to think of Cory as an antagonist, since he’s pretty much the nicest guy ever. For most of the play, he puts up with his grouchy father, Troy, without too much of a fuss. Chances are the audience is really rooting for him to get to go to college on the football scholarship.

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