The Question and Answer section for Fences is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think Troy is a modern tragic hero. He does not fit the classic tragic hero definition because he has no epiphany or self-revealing moment at the end. He certainly suffers from his character flaws and causes the much of the suffering of people...
Rose is angry that they have not really talked with each other in months.
Alberta is giving birth to Troy's baby. Troy was having an affair with Troy.