The Desire for Power in The Short Story Fences by August Wilson | Too Much Power |

The desire to gain power in Fences displays negative effects of Troy seeking to achieve more power in his job and over his family. Even though Troy is feels guilty using Gabirel's money to buy his house Troy feels as though he can only get places with money. Troy pushes his son Cory to the point where he fears him. When Troy became unfaithful to his mother Cory loses all respect for his father and leaves home after he was kicked out.