2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

The Innate and Biological Idolization of Othello in Othello
Zachary D. Mapel
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

In the era of Othello, power was intrinsically sought by the masses. Those fortunate enough to acquire it were responsible for making any major decision regarding politics, economics, and leadership changes. Land, women, children, military power, and physical prowess were all indicators of an individuals social status. Othello was idolized as well as ostracized because of this unwritten code for success. Othello married the fairest of lady, is commander of the royal army, and is physically dominant over any potential adversary that dares to cross him. Iago (among many) envies Othello in an extreme way for seemingly lack of reason. But this lack of reason can be effectively explained using the intricate workings of biology. Identifying the biological explanations of peoples inherent actions is crucial to understanding the human races' behavioral changes to internal and external stimuli.

Keywords: Othello and Biology, Iago and Biology, Jealousy and Biology


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 402-2
Location: VH 1010
Time: 2:45

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