Talk:Timon of Athens
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The significance of Alcibiades throwing down his glove is that he is reconciled to the Athenians (subject to justice for his wrongs.) Unlike Timon, he can forgive, or else "just get along". Mentioning the reconciliation is key to understanding the glove bit
Timon's mental health
Isaac Asimov's analysis of this play (in Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare) suggests that Timon's behavior is odd from start to finish. He gives away far more than a reasonable person would, and refuses to let others be generous to him, until he's wasted everything. Then he wants his friends to be just as imprudent as he is. They may not all be false friends, just practical. Certainly that rocks-and-water feast does not suggest a balanced mind. It's something to think about. rewinn 04:36, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
The death of timon in the intro is a spoiler so some sort of warning should be placed before the introduction. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:53, 13 February 2007 (UTC).
- I'm not sure that the death of the central character in a play designated a tragedy is a "spoiler". --Scottandrewhutchins 21:57, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
The article contains an error regarding the diet of Apemantus.
The article contains an error regarding the diet of Apemantus. The article states that Apemantus, like Timon, eats only roots and water. However, in Act IV, Scene III, Apemantus offers Timon a "medlar", which Timon refuses. A medlar is an edible, apple-shaped fruit of the deciduous European tree, Mespilus germanica.
Similarly, in the same scene, when asked by Timon, "Where feed'st thou o' days, Apemantus?", Apemantus replies, "Where my stomach finds meat; or, rather, where I eat it." Clearly, Apemantus eats food other than roots and water. —Preceding unsigned comment added by SvenTwelve (talk • contribs) 06:20, 7 December 2007 (UTC)