Who is Lyons and why does he visit Troy?

Why does Lyon visit Troy?

What is the purpose of Lyons’ visit? Lyon wants money. Who is the man whom Troy calls the devil? He calls white loanshark from the furniture company the devil.

Who is Lyons to Troy?

Lyons is Troy’s son from a previous relationship. Troy had Lyons when he was still homeless and squatting in a shack by the river. Lyons’s mother moved on to another man while Troy was in prison, so Troy has never been much of a father to Lyons.

Who is Lyons describe his relationship with his father Troy?

Describe his relationship with his father, Troy. Lyons is Troy’s 34 year old son from an earlier marriage. He is a musician. His relationship with his father is not pleasant because Lyons asks for $10, usually every Friday because he doesn’t make enough money to carry him through the week.

How does Troy feel about Lyons?

Troy resents Lyons’s requests for money, since they result from Lyons’s refusal to get a “real” job. But perhaps because Troy missed Lyons’s childhood, Troy begrudgingly feels he must support Lyons now.

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Why does Lyons come to visit Troy first?

Lyons, a son Troy had before he met Rose, shows up at the house as he has tended to do on many Fridays in the past because Lyons knows it is Troy’s payday. Lyons is a jazz musician. He asks Troy if he can borrow ten dollars.

Why is Troy upset about Lyons?

Troy’s distrust of Lyons continues, as he assumes that Lyons is going to ask for more money—that he doesn’t intend to keep his promise, which he made in the first scene, to pay his father back.

How does Troy act towards Lyons?

Troy acts like he isn’t happy to see his son. He says that he thought Lyons would be in jail, since a place where Lyons plays music got raided by the police. Lyons says he was just playing music, not gambling. Rose tells Lyons he should have brought his lady friend Bonnie over.

What does Troy say about the fact that Lyons wants to be a musician?

What does Troy say about the fact that Lyons wants to be a musician? Troy says Lyons needs to earn a living so he can keep playing.

What does Troy learn from his father What do Lyons and Cory learn from Troy?

Troy, who learned a responsible work ethic from his otherwise abusive father, means well when he insists that Cory return to work at the A&P because he sees the job as fair, honest work that isn’t at the mercy of powerful whites’ sometimes arbitrary decisions, as in Major League baseball.

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What request does Lyons make of Troy What is Troy’s response?

What request does Lyons make of Troy? What is Troy’s response? He asks him to come and watch him play that night. He makes up many excuses.

What is the purpose of Lyons in fences?

Lyons is an ambitious and talented jazz musician. He grew up without Troy for much of his childhood because Troy was in prison. Lyons, like most musicians, has a hard time making a living. For income, Lyons mostly depends on his girlfriend, Bonnie whom we never see on stage.