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Volume 5 Issue 6
A Reflection of Dreams and Racial Discrimination in August Wilson's Play Fences: A Retrospective Study
|Author(s)||Priya Dubey, Raju Parghi|
|Abstract||This article explores the portrayal of the disillusionment of dreams and racial discrimination experienced by oppressed and marginalised African Americans in August Wilson's play Fences. The objective of this study is to examine the impact of the dysfunctional American Dream and the discrimination faced by Troy Maxon and his family, with the intention of using them as a representative of the African-American community. This study examines the strategies employed by African American immigrants in their pursuit of success and the realisation of their aspirations. African Americans got engaged in a significant migration from the southern states to the northern states in order to enhance their life prospects. In spite of the prevailing conditions of poverty, bigotry, and slavery prevalent in the southern states, it became evident that the circumstances were far direr. The prevalence of racial segregation and the perception of African Americans as marginalised individuals within the White community have hindered their ability to achieve economic advancement and attain the American Dream. The present paper aims to examine the multifaceted interpretation of the American Dream as depicted in the play "Fences" by August Wilson. However, this study also presents evidence to support the argument that African-Americans, being perceived as marginalised individuals within a predominantly white society, face significant barriers in achieving financial prosperity and other components of the American Dream.|
|Keywords||African American, Poverty, The American Dream, Racial Discrimination, Marginalization, Family.|
|Published In||Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023|
|Cite This||A Reflection of Dreams and Racial Discrimination in August Wilson's Play Fences: A Retrospective Study - Priya Dubey, Raju Parghi - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8645|
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