“Fences” by August Wilson

In his play entitled ‘fences’ August Wilson has successfully employed the metaphor to bring out the essence of differences or boundaries as highlighted in the play,  the fence is used to depict the disparity between the African American and the whites. It elicits the element of segregation between the African Americans and the whites in the United States of America; the element of segregation is embedded on the aspect of racial discrimination between the two races of black and white in America (Gantt, 25). The main actor in the play who is Troy Maxon is used to show these disparities between these two groups of people in the very society.  History also has that the discrimination between the blacks and whites started earlier before the days of First World War. The whites perceived the blacks as an inferior race that does not deserve an equal share of the resources in America. The black were racially abused and segregated.