|What moral lessons can we learn from the play Othello?||• Its lessons seem to be summed up in the few and simple words: “Thou shall not lie”: “To thine own self be true.” Every character in the play who suffers in that final scene of agony is but paying the penalty due to injured moral laws. Look at lago – at Othello’s story of the charmed handkerchief – Desdemona’s untruth about the same – Emilia’s countless evils. Intellect untempered by moral obligations, sentiment unaccompanied by sense of moral law indeed, nowhere can there be perfectness and harmony without moral ideas.|
|• everyone in the play lies||– Desdemona lies about her handkerchief- Othello lies about why he’s upset with Desdemona- Iago lies about Desdemona and Cassio- Emilia lied about where Desdemona’s handkerchief|
|beware of who you trust||– everyone trusted Iago and did not believe each other- listen to all sides of the story before making up your mind|
What moral lessons can we learn from the play Othello?
September 30, 2019