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Critical Essay by Lewis Walker

SOURCE: Walker, Lewis. “Fortune and Friendship in Timon of Athens.Texas Studies in Literature and Language 18, no. 4 (winter 1977): 577-600.

In the following essay, Walker studies the ways in which the concept of the goddess Fortune influenced Shakespeare's treatment of friendship in Timon of Athens.

It is curious that critics, in dealing with the difficulties of Timon of Athens, have failed to consider thoroughly the allegory of Fortune in the opening scene. This extended performance by the Poet has obvious significance for Timon's career, and it is placed in such a prominent position that it invites detailed examination. Most commentators, however, have ignored it altogether, and one has dismissed it as “trite.”1 A few have remarked on its general relevance to the action of the play, Una Ellis-Fermor commenting that it...

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