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Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare

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Suggested Essay Topics

Suggested Essay Topics

Suggested Essay Topics

Suggested Essay Topics

How is generosity treated in this play? Is being generous considered to be a foolish, useless thing, or a worthwhile, kind action?

What is the nature of friendship put forth by this play? Is friendship finally encouraged or discouraged?

How does the wilderness function in this play? Does it resemble the forest in any other Shakespeare plays?

What is the significance of the role of Alcibiades?

Consider Timon's self-exile; does he act rashly, or does he consider all the facts accurately?

Is Timon ever genuinely appreciated for himself, or is he always in some way flattered because of his finances?

Where are the women in this play? What might their absence signify?

What might Timon's financial situation have to say about finances in Shakespeare's time, or our own time?

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