Fences - Act 2, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 4 Summary

Lyons comes and shouts for Rose. Rose comes out, telling him to be quiet before he wakes up Raynell (the baby). Lyons says he just came by to give Troy the $20 he owes him. Rose tells him to put the money on the table where Troy will find it. Just as Lyons leaves, Cory comes in. Their conversation reveals that Cory has graduated high school, and has been out looking for a job but has been unable to find one. Lyons tells him to talk to Troy, who he says "knows people" and can find him a job. Lyons goes out, Rose goes into the house, and Cory is left alone with Troy's baseball bat. He tries a couple of swings, but it doesn't feel right. Troy appears and watches him. Cory gives up and goes out.

Troy starts to go into the house just...

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