School for Scandal

What are the motifs in School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan?

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Names are a motif in the play. In The School for Scandal, Sheridan uses names to create meaning, humor, and irony. Some names, such as Snake and Lady Sneerwell, reveal negative characteristics to the audience and underscore Sheridan's intended themes and morals in the play.