Why does Lyons come to visit what is Troy’s reaction?
13) Lyons comes to visit so that he can pay back the $20 he borrowed from Troy. Troy has to give all of his money to Rose, so he is disgruntled.
What request does Lyons make of Troy respond?
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.
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.
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.
When Lyons comes into the house what does Troy assume?
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.
What happens to Lyons at the end of fences?
Cory returns home from the Marines in his uniform. Lyons also comes home to go to the funeral. His girlfriend, Bonnie, broke-up with him and he has been forced to do time at the workhouse because he was caught illegally cashing other people’s checks.
What is the purpose of Lyons visit?
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.
What is Troy’s attitude toward Lyons How does he reveal his attitude?
What is Troy’s attitude toward Lyons? How does he reveal his attitude? Annoyed by Lyons asking him for money repeatedly. Reveals this by refusing to give him money.
Does Lyons go to jail?
Too narrowly focused on becoming a musician, Lyons has to resort to crime (cashing other peoples’ checks) in order to make ends meet. Following in his father’s footsteps, Lyons ends up in jail.
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.
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.
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.