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Toggle navigation. Troy Maxson - fifty-three year-old African American main character, works for the sanitation department as a garbage man and later a driver, talented baseball player, husband to Rose, father to Lyons, Cory, and Raynell, and brother to Gabriel. Troy fails his family members in many ways due to poor choices based on past experiences. He dies suddenly of a heart attack a few years after retirement. Cory Maxson - teenage son of Troy and Rose, being recruited by colleges to play football. Disappointed by his dad keeping him from following his dreams, he fights Troy and later leaves home.
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The protagonist of Fences, a fifty-three year-old, African American man who works for the sanitation department, lifting garbage into trucks. Troy is also a former baseball star in the Negro Leagues. Troy's athletic ability diminished before the Major Leagues accepted blacks. Hard-working, strong and prone to telling compelling, fanciful stories and twisting the truth, Troy is the family breadwinner and plays the dominant role in his over thirty-year friendship with fellow sanitation worker, Jim Bono. Troy's character is the centerpiece that all of the other relationships in Fences gather around. Troy is a tragic-hero who has excessive pride for his breadwinning role. Troy's years of hard-work for only meager progress depress him. Troy often fails to provide the love and support that would mean the most to his loved ones. The teenage son of Troy and Rose Maxson. A senior in high school, Cory gets good grades and college recruiters are coming to see him play football.
Sign In. Edit Fences Troy Maxson Viola Davis Jim Bono Jovan Adepo Cory Russell Hornsby Lyons Mykelti Williamson Gabriel Saniyya Sidney Raynell Christopher Mele