The play Fences by August Wilson is based during a time period where our country was going through some very historical events. The play is based in the year of 1957. During this time our country had not reached the civil rights movement and was still very segregated. Not only was the country segregated, the women of this era were treated very differently. I believe the woman of this era were looked at as property of the man in the relationship. Not only were women treated differently in a relationship, they had different expectations in the home and in the community. Women were expected to stay at home and take care of the home and their children. Although, because this play was based in the late 1950’s the movement to end both of these monumental eras was just beginning. Rose may have been perceived as an overlooked and subtle woman, but by the end of the play it was very evident that she eventually evolves into a much stronger and outspoken person.
Throughout the whole play you could see Rose becoming generally annoyed with Troy and the things that he did. For instance, when Troy would tell stories to Bono, Rose would always be quick to shoot down the exaggerations that Troy would include into his tales. In those moments I could always tell that Rose was almost at her breaking point. I saw Rose as a very strong woman. I think she was very advanced compared to the other women of the 50’s. Even though Rose didn’t always stick up for everything that she probably should have, she defiantly stood her ground more than what other women of that era did. Rose also had many traits similar to the other women. Rose did not have an out of the home job. Rose’s job was to take care of the family and household, which she did extremely well. I believe that Rose’s personality was very apparent from the very beginning. Knowing that Rose had already taken in one child in, that was not her own just should how caring Rose was a woman.
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