What is Bono's function in the play, Fences? To what extent does he serve as a foil to Troy?

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Bono is a foil to Troy, meaning that he provides a contrast to Troy's negative qualities and is the voice of conscience. Bono possesses the qualities that Troy does not. Bono is, for example, a very loyal friend. At the beginning of the play, he supports Troy's attempt to become a driver on the garbage truck. Bono is also a conscientious person who warns Troy not to become involved with Alberta. He is concerned that Troy will hurt his devoted wife, Rose , and tells Troy to "work it out right." Bono is the voice of reason and decency, and he tells Troy that his affair with Alberta while he is still with Rose is not going to work out. He says that eventually, Troy is going to lose one of the women. Troy does not listen to Bono, and they eventually part ways. However, Bono always believes that Troy is capable of good and admires him. Later, after Troy dies, Bono...

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