Modern Drama

A case study is an in-depth analysis of an actual or fictional situation or incident, as a way to illustrate content(from play) and theory(about Psyche&Social activites) to a real or simulated life situation or both. Case studies allow the learner to acquire cognitive reasoning, critical thinking, and decision-making skills. Since there is not set format for a case study, this assignment will use a mixture of MLA and APA formatting. This case study should be 800 words.
The Cycle of Violence
A Case Study of Troy Maxson in Fences
Focus and Purpose
The focus of this case study is the character of Troy Maxson in the play Fences written by August Wilson. The purpose of this study is to determine if Maxson maintains the Cycle of Violence or breaks it. ( add risk factors)
Provide a thorough definition of the Cycle of Violence Theory as stated in the article by Abigail Fagan and cite (Fagan 279). (Talk about cyclebreaker) & Louise Dixion
Profile (1 long Quote) and (no open Quotes)
Identify Troy’s values, dreams/goals, fears. Identify problems in Troy’s current relationships. Give each relationship a separate paragraph and cite page numbers for your evidence (Wilson 1823). (Talk about current dreams &goals)
In two paragraphs, list important information about Troy’s childhood (before he left home) and his young adulthood (after he left home). Provide citations for this information (Wilson 1823). (Talk about childhood, prison and cite play)
Risk Factors
Identify risk factors in Troy’s life as determined by the Fagan article. Cite play and article.
Conclusion and Discussion
Answer the question posed in Focus and Purpose – does Troy maintain or break the Cycle of Violence. Provide evidence for you conclusion and cite (Wilson 1823). If you conclude that he does not break the cycle, list causes. If he does break the cycle, discuss the extent to which he does. (end with discussion of troy, children, and his legacy)
Works Cited
List your sources alphabetically – the play and the articles.



































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