The novel forces the reader to slightly sympathize with Oronooko. He was made to feel the pain of his people (something he never thought he would have to do). Although a man of ignorance he became a man of knowledge. He was ignorant to what true betrayal was, ignorant to love, ignorant to the beliefs and pain of others. Behn was trying to teach her readers a lesson of living empathetic lives. This moral although helpful was revealed in such a brutal yet effective manner.
This play teaches us about the life cycle and how vicious it could be. It shows us what lengths enlightenment will pursue in order to complete this cycle exposed through the eyes of Oroonoko. Restoration for Oronooko was a first hand experience unavoidable and inevitable. The play is again excellent in exposing us to life's inescapable karma, a clear and evident themes throughout the novel.
Through brilliant language and the usage of symbolism, Bhen allows us to see what was happening to Oronooko in the most memorable scene. "He had learned to...