- Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play (1987)
- Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1987)
- Tony Award for Best Play (1987)
- Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play (2010)
- Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play (2010)
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The Question and Answer section for Fences is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Troy's refusal to take the money shows his love for his son, as well as his desire for Lyons to make it. He reacts when Lyons asks for money because he wants to teach him a lesson.... he wants him to understand that he needs to take responsibility...
While Gabe was living with Troy, he was able to collect, save, and spend his brother's disability check . The check helped the family. When Gabe takes a room in Miss Pearl's home, he must use his disability to pay expenses.
Troy handles his sons in very different ways. He is accepting of Lyons' choice to be a musician and to work toward a successful career doing something he loves. None-the-less, Troy is disappointed and angered by Lyons' refusal to act responsibly...