School for Scandal

What is the theme in School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan?

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Honour is a central theme in this play. Initially honour seems to be in short supply in School for Scandal: The gossips are completely without honour; Lady Teazle is considering abandoning the lessons about honor that she learned growing up in the country; Joseph is ready to betray his brother to secure a wealthy wife; and Charles is hopelessly in debt to moneylenders. Even Sir Oliver, whose honour should be above question, is ready to assume a disguise to test his nephews' honour.