What happened to Lyons?
In 1978, Lyons was acquired by Allied Breweries and became part of the resulting Allied Lyons. It fell on hard economic times in the late 1980s; and was sold, eventually being broken up with its ice cream and ice lolly products, which were branded as Lyons Maid, being sold to Nestlé.
What happened to Lyons and his mother when Troy was in jail?
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. Pretty much all Troy contributes to Lyons’s life is the occasional ten dollars that Lyons comes to bum on Troy’s payday.
What does Lyons symbolize in fences?
Lyons’s name suggests the pride, majesty, and independence of a lion, but ironically, Lyons’s character exhibits none of these traits. He is, rather, dependent, lazy, and, dishonest. Gabriel’s angelic name is appropriate to his innocence, simplicity, and love.
Is Elder Lyons dead?
Elder Lyons died of old age.
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.
Why did Troy get 21 years?
Troy tells both the audience and Lyons and Bono about his past in Act I scene 4, which includes the story of how he came to be put in prison due to the accidental murder of somebody he was trying to rob when he was going through a very difficult stage of his life.
What was Cory’s strike one?
Cory comes home enraged after finding out that Troy told the football coach that Cory may not play on the team. Troy warns Cory that his insubordinance is “strike one,” against him. Troy bails his brother Gabriel out of jail. Bono and Troy work on the fence.
How is Troy’s promotion ironic?
Therefore, Troy’s promotion is ironic because he is not qualified for the job he demands to have and does not enjoy his new position. Troy’s position as a garbage truck driver is the only steady job that Troy seems to have ever had.
Why wont Troy accept the money Lyons is paying back to him?
Further, Troy’s refusal to accept Lyons’ payment suggests that he wants to keep his son in a kind of limbo, where he can’t get the gratification of keeping his promise—paying Troy back.
Why won’t troy go see Lyons play music?
Lyons shows up and asks if Troy wants to hear him play jazz that night. Troy calls jazz, “Chinese music” because it is foreign and unfamiliar to his ears and he does not understand it. Lyons and Bono tease Troy because he does not know how to drive and he cannot read.
Why doesn’t troy want to take back the ten dollars Lyons owes him?
Why doesn’t Troy accept the $10 Lyons promised to return? He thinks Lyon shouldn’t get the gratification of keeping his promise (paying back Troy), and also he thinks Lyon will come back again to borrow it.