The Question and Answer section for Fences is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
In the first scene, we learn that Troy is a proud man, who is working toward attaining the American Dream. We also find that though he is a devoted husband and father, he is also a controlling man, who cheats on his wife.
Troy and Bono have been friends for around thirty years.
His commitment to their friendship of thirty-odd years is rooted in his admiration of Troy’s honesty, capacity for hard work, and his strength, which Bono seeks to emulate.
Troy wants the union to change the job description, where everybody has a chance to drive the truck.