How did Brabantio react to the marriage of Othello and Desdemona in Othello?
In Othello, Brabantio reacts to the marriage of Othello and Desdemona with shock and disbelief. As well as harboring racial prejudices towards Othello, he simply cannot believe that his daughter would go against his wishes.
When news reaches him of his daughter's marriage, he is so shocked that he thinks that Desdemona's either been drugged or put under a wicked spell. Eventually, Brabantio becomes so traumatized by what he sees as his daughter's betrayal that he dies of grief.