What philosophical viewpoint prevails at the end of Othello?

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The dark emotions, jealousy, greed, envy, anger can consume even the most honorable individual. 

Insecurity, self-image or self-esteem can be a powerful influence in decision making.

 The manipulation of perception by individuals who twist and bend the truth to suit their purposes are very dangerous.

One lie leads to another and before you know it, the truth is so totally masked that when told, it sounds like a lie.

Choose your friends and confidantes wisely.  Always consider an individuals motivation in a situation when you weigh his or her opinion.  Shakespeare teaches us to look out for hidden agendas, personal vendettas and skillfully masked hatred pretending to be love. 

Othello, an honorable man, is turned into a green eyed monster, consumed with insecurity, jealousy and rage.  His passion turns deadly and he is transformed into a murderer.