Conventions of friendship in William Shakespeares Timon of Athens in relation to ideas of friendship in the Renaissance.

This paper needs to be primarily based on the text of Shakespeares play Timon of Athen and then integrated with research to back up the claims. Ideally the paper would cover the conventions of friendship in the play in regards to how they relate with Renaissance ideas of friendship. Try to focus on the representations of friendship in the play and in the culture. Also try to explain how the conventions of friendship operate in the play addressing: what are the components of friendships? Do all parties know this? Do they seem to have the same conceptions? Do they have the same values about it? Is it gendered? etc. It is not vital to address all of these concept but it would be ideal.