Fences - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Rose is hanging clothes out to dry when Troy comes out of the house. Rose chats about how a neighbor won a small sum of money playing the lottery, but Troy complains that the lottery is a waste of money and how people who win spend money badly, anyway. He then asks where Cory is, saying he wants his help building the fence. When Rose says he's gone to football practice, Troy complains that Cory's lazy. Rose asks him why he's so cranky about everything.

Troy's brother Gabriel appears, carrying a trumpet. Gabriel thinks he's the Angel Gabriel, and when Rose asks him whether he wants any breakfast, he talks about how he and Saint Peter would sit down to a breakfast of biscuits every morning. Rose goes inside to fix some eggs. Gabriel talks about how Troy's and Rose's names are in Saint Peter's...

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