Fences - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 2/3 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 2 - Troy is leaving for work, but Rose stops him. Their conversation reveals that it's been months since the revelation of Troy's affair with Alberta, that Troy's been home every night but only long enough to change his clothes and go out again, and that Rose has had enough. Troy tells her he's doing the best he can, and that he's going over to the hospital to visit Alberta, who's just gone in to have her baby. Rose tells him that Gabriel, who'd been back living at the boarding house, had been taken away to an asylum. She adds that she saw the papers Troy signed authorizing the removal, which also authorized the government to send half of Gabriel's disability check to the home and half to Troy. Troy denies ever having done that, but as she goes in to answer the phone Rose...

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