The kingdom is like this parable. Jesus is really wanting us to figure out what life is like when He is the king.
I am most interested in why Jesus refuses people. Here he turns away people who want in. Why? Maybe the kingdom is not about getting the most people in that can possibly be crammed in. Perhaps it is more about their relationship to the bridegroom and how important he is to them!
The talents are different than we normally think of them. They are given to people based on their ability (or you might say talents are given based on talent!). They represent opportunity. What will you do with the opportunities given?
The foolish servant here is one who fears his master and miscalculates his character. That miscalculation cost him everything... wow! Conversely, a right view of God prompts right actions.