The Question and Answer section for Fences is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Troy's promotion in ironic because when he is called into the Commissioner's office, he thinks he's going to be fired.... not promoted.
Troy: He couldn’t get it out of his mouth! Liked to bit his tongue! When they called me down there to the...
Troy can't remember the score of the game probably because he was not really at the game.
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It is Friday night, payday, and the one night of the week the two men engage in a ritual of talk and drink.
The purpose of the ritual is to relax and catch up.... the two men enjoy each other's company, and the Friday night ritual...