Fences - Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

A young woman comes out of the house. Rose calls her Raynell, and tells her to come back in to put on some shoes. Raynell says she just wants to see how her garden is growing. As she looks, Cory comes in, dressed in a marine sergeant's uniform. Raynell calls for Rose, who comes out and embraces Cory happily. She introduces Raynell to Cory, saying he's her brother. She then tells Raynell to go into the house and get dressed.

Rose and Cory's conversation reveals that Cory's been in the Marines for several years, that he's got a girlfriend, and that he's come for Troy's funeral. Rose tells him that she doesn't know whether Lyons and Gabriel will be coming, and that she's been too busy with her job to see either of them often. Cory comments that the fence got built, and Rose tells...

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