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What is Troy's main conflict in Fences?

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Troy Maxson's primary conflict is internal as he struggles to overcome his bitterness and accept the fact that his son, Cory , will surpass him in terms of success. As a young man, Troy was an extremely talented baseball player, who never received an opportunity to play in the Major League because of racial discrimination. When black players finally were given the opportunity they deserved to play in the Major League, Troy was too old to be a viable team...

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