I need a analytical essay of at least 750 words in response to the following prompt about the book Fences by August Wilson



· Character: Does Troy Maxson deserve the bad things that happen to him? Does he bring on those negative consequences through his own actions, or is he a sympathetic victim of external forces? [It’s perfectly acceptable to argue something in between these extreme positions, but your overall argument should put forth a firm claim about how Wilson wants readers to view Troy.] Be sure to provide detailed textual support for your argument. Incorporate support from at least one weighty and credible academic secondary source to back up your argument.   


The final essay must be at least 750 words in length (not counting headers, Works Cited pages, etc.) and must be submitted electronically (on the course website) as a Microsoft Word document. All essays must follow the conventions of formal academic writing: double spacing, a standard font, 12 pt font size, and standard margins.  


Purpose and audience

Your purpose is to present an analytical argument about the selected topic that provides supporting textual evidence from both a primary and secondary text, and your audience is the academic community. Because academic writing should be as objective and impersonal as possible, avoid personal statements (“I,” “me,” “my,” etc.) and uses of the second person (“you”). 

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