The life of Timon of Athens

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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. This makes him a more interesting character than the caricature he had become to Shakespeare's contemporaries, for whom "Timonist" was a slang term for an unsociable man. Shakespeare's play includes the wealthy, magnificent, and extravagantly generous figure of Timon before his transformation. Timon expects that, having received as gifts all that he owned, his friends will be equally generous to him. Once his creditors clamor for repayment, Timon finds that his idealization of friendship is an illusion. He repudiates his friends, abandons Athens, and retreats to the woods. Yet his misanthropy arises from the destruction of an admirable illusion, from which his subsequent hatred can never be entirely disentangled.
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auth_author2 Dolan, Frances E. 1960-, Jowett, John., Middleton, Thomas, -1627., Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627.
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subject_facet Athens (Greece) -- Drama, Drama / Shakespeare, Electronic books, English drama, Loss (Psychology) -- Drama, Poor -- Drama, Recluses -- Drama, Rich people -- Drama, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Timon of Athens, Timon of Athens (Legendary character) -- Drama, Timon of Athens (Legendary character) in literature, Tragedies
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title_full The Life of Timon of Athens [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William., The life of Timon of Athens / William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton ; edited by John Jowett, The life of Timon of Athens [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_short The life of Timon of Athens
topic_facet Electronic books, English drama, Loss (Psychology), Poor, Recluses, Rich people, Shakespeare, William, Timon of Athens (Legendary character), Timon of Athens (Legendary character) in literature