The American history we realize the negativity
The Fences is about an African-Americanfather tries to raise his family in the 1950s in New York, when coming to differentthings happened in his life mostly because of being an African American. Denzel Washington directs and acts in this brightand richly cast adaptation of August Wilson’s play as a garbage man who was playingbaseball in the past. Denzel Washington talented actor brings his playing skillon the screen with distinction, and it’s been rewarded with four Academy Awardnominations: Best Performance by an actress in a supporting role, best motion picture of the year, best performance by an actor in a leading roleand best-adapted screenplay and they wonthe Academy Award for the best actress in supporting role. The fact this moviehad been nominated for the best motionpicture and the best actor and the best-adapted-screenplayare proving that the Fences had very high overall quality.
One of the themes of Fences is the way in which racism affectsthe characters dreams at the beginning Troy wants to be the first AfricanAmerican person to drive a garbage truck rather than just lift cans, and hisson, Cory wants to go to college onfootball scholarship but because of racism and he thinks the same thing willhappen to his son. Troy doesn’t want his son to be hurt from Sports the sameway he was hurt.Fencesthemselves are major themes. Rose imagines the fence around thehouse as a way to protect the family and keep them safe. Fences are barriersthat divided whites from blacks.Most of the Fences is setin the 1950s.
There had been some progress made on race relations at this time,such as the addition of African Americans to the sports teams, huge movement inthe art and music between African Americans. When we look back at our ownAmerican history we realize the negativity of segregation on the minorities.Racism caused African Americans do not have the equal rights to looking forjobs, starting their own business and sometimes they shot down the movie theaterthat belonged to the African Americans.