The subject matter of the play is highly challenging. It is a highly acclaimed play and even today it draws large audiences wherever it is performed.
It is also pointed out that “Fences” is a dense and unsettling play. The play runs for three hours, heavily laden with lost hope and broken dreams. Some people say that the length of the play makes it depressing after some time.
The theme of the idea of creation of order runs throughout the play. It is the most significant and compelling theme of the play.
Literature Companion: Fences
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis