Frequent question: Why did Lyons go to jail?

Why did Lyons end up in jail?

Like his brother Cory, therefore, Lyons’s dreams challenge Troy’s rigid sense of what constitutes a proper profession. … 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 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 between Troy and Lyons?

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 do?

Lyons is an ambitious and talented jazz musician.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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 is Troy a bad father in fences?

I would say that one of the primary failings of Troy as a father is his failure to accept and remedy how his own father’s shortcomings impacted the relationship with his son. Initially, Troy’s own failure in his achieving his dream of playing baseball and his father’s lack of encouragement…