Published September 1999
by Wadsworth Publishing Company .
Written in English
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|Format||Mass Market Paperback|
Timon of Athens is clearly a lesser work of Shakespeares, but it is not the horrid play that some say it is. I gave "Timon of Athens" a 3 star rating compared to other Shakespeare, not to literature as a whole. The Bard is in a class of his own/5. Timon declares that he henceforth hates all men and all humanity, and leaves. The lords are astonished, and convinced that Timon has gone mad. One day he gives them jewels, says one lord, and the next day stones. Commentary. Timon finally confronts his friends at his feast, and tells him what he really thinks of them. Books & Plays > Plays by William Shakespeare > William Shakespeare: Timon of Athens, Act IV, Scene III ; Cite. William Shakespeare: Timon of Athens, Act IV, Scene III. Updated Febru | Infoplease Staff. Scene III. Woods and cave, near the seashore. Enter Timon. Alcibiades leaves, planning to raise an army to attack Athens. Timon sets off into the wilderness. His servants mourn his departure, sad that someone could fall so far from being so generous. Flavius shares out his last money and sets off to serve Timon in the wilderness. Timon searches for food in the forest, only to discover a hidden cache of gold.
TL;DR: Timon gets into major debt, gets mad when no one wants to cover him, and pays some person in the woods to destroy Athens. Timon of Athens Summary. Wealthy and popular, Timon of Athens helps his friends, gives many gifts, and holds a feast. Timon of Athens Translation Table of Contents. Timon’s notorious generosity with his friends may get him into trouble. When his creditors come calling, Timon has no resources to pay them, which causes his servant Flavius to worry. When his friends abandon him, Timon retreats to the wilderness, and involves himself with Alcibiades’ plot. TIMON comes from his cave. TIMON Thou sun, that comfort'st, burn! Speak, and be hang'd: For each true word, a blister! and each false Be as cauterizing to the root o' the tongue, Consuming it with speaking! First Senator Worthy Timon,--TIMON Of none but such as you, and you of Timon. First Senator The senators of Athens greet thee, Timon. TIMON. Timon of Athens and millions of other books are available for instant access. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books .
Timon of Athens. The real Timon of Athens lived there in the fifth century BCE, making him a contemporary of Socrates and Pericles. Shakespeare presents Timon as a figure who suffers such profound disillusionment that he becomes a misanthrope, or man-hater. Timon of Athens, tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, probably written sometime in –08 and published in the First Folio of from an authorial manuscript, probably unfinished. Some parts of the play may be by Thomas Middleton. It belongs to Shakespeare’s late experimental period. A tragicomedy, a satire on materialism and a scream of pain and injustice, Timon of Athens depicts Shakespeare's greatest optimist and his most vehement pessimist in its central character, the wealthy and deluded Timon. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by G. R. Hibbard with an introduction by Nicholas Walton/5(17). Book description Karl Klein's edition of Timon of Athens introduces Shakespeare's play as a complex exploration of a corrupt, moneyed society. Klein sees the protagonist not as a failed tragic hero, but as a rich and philanthropic nobleman, surrounded by greed and sycophancy, who is forced to recognise the inherent destructiveness of the.