Living in today’s society, betrayal has always been an issue since the biblical times. Betrayal will cause a person to lie and deceive a person or group in order to gain their trust just for them to make an easy target to betray. Mostly everyone on this earth has been or have betrayed someone they. There are many forms of betrayals: friendship, personal relationships and treason. But mostly personal relationships endure more betrayals than friendships or treason. Through the play Fences, August Wilson intends to show how betrayal can create lack of self-esteem and lead to uncontrollable circumstances. Because of Troy’s infidelity, his family is forced to deal with the burden that comes along with his experiences.