Why doesn't Troy Maxson not deserve our sympathy?

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Troy Maxson has made many choices in his life that have hurt his family members. He has not accepted the decisions and dreams of his sons, Lyons and Corey. Corey wants to play football, but Troy is opposed to this idea, because he feels racism will interfere with Corey's plans. Troy informs Corey's coach that his son can no longer play football, worsening the rift between Troy and Corey and causing Corey to leave home. Troy is also opposed to the choices of his other son, Lyons, who dreams of being a jazz musician. In addition, Troy lives partly off the disability payments of his brother, Gabriel , who was hurt in World War II. Later, Troy decides to have Gabriel committed to a hospital. Perhaps most hurtful of all, Troy has an...

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