What is meant by death ain't nothing but a fastball on the outside corner?
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Then, what is described as a fastball on the outside corner?
"Death ain't nothing but a fastball on the outside corner." With these words, Troy compares death to an easy pitch, perfect for hitting a homerun. Therefore, Troy portrays himself as invincible and immortal to Bono and Rose.
Similarly, how is Troy vigilant in Fences? Troy follows the Bible quotation, "Be ever vigilant," in his attitude towards Death. He sees baseball as the best time of his life, but also the death of his dreams and hopes. When Cory was born, Troy promised he would not allow his son to experience the same disappointment he was subjected to in baseball.
Consequently, what's the one thing Troy wants above anything else?
Troy wanted to be able to not have to take Gabriel's money. He wished the best for his children because he didn't want them to turn out like him.
What is the symbolism of fences?
To Rose, a fence is a symbol of her love and her desire for a fence indicates that Rose represents love and nurturing. Troy and Cory on the other hand think the fence is a drag and reluctantly work on finishing Rose's project. Bono also observes that to some people, fences keep people out and push people away.