In Othello, how do Othello's and Brabantio's images of Desdemona differ?

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I assume you are refering to Act I scene 3, which is of course when Brabantio bursts in on the Duke claiming that Othello has tricked his daughter into loving him. What is interesting about the way that both of these characters describe Desdemona is that it is her father seems to lack understanding about Desdemona and her personality. Notice how he expresses his incredulity about Desdemona ever managing to fall in love with Othello:

A maiden never bold,

Of spirit so still and quiet that her motion

Blushed at herself; and she, in spite of nature,

Of years, of country, credit, everything,

To fall in love with what she feared to look on?

Brabantio makes out his daughter to be a timid creature who would never approach Othello and who would be terrified of him. By Othello's account, however, it was Desdemona that sought him out and implored him to share more of his history. Othello says that she would come again and again, "with a greedy ear" to "Devour up my discourse." Othello presents Desdemona as being the one who sought him out and pursued the relationship, whereas Brabantio presents Desdemona as being a silent, timid recluse who was corrupted and beguiled by Othello's "arts."

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How do Othello and Brabantio see Desdemonda's reaction to Othello differently?

Brabantio and Othello see Desdemona's love of Othello in naturally different lights.  The irony is that this love was sanctioned from the same source.  The reservoir from which this love is drawn upon is when Brabantio invites Othello to his home to entertain he and his guests with his military exploits.  It is this very reason why Desdemona becomes enticed with Othello.  From her father's action, Desdemona begins to love Othello.  In the end, there is a very ironic statement being made in such a configuration.  When the father thought he had control in bringing Othello into his home, he actually lost it.  Brabantio cannot believe that Desdemona loves Othello, and is convinced of some type of spell having been put over his daughter.  He has difficulty grasping that her love of Othello is rooted in the fact that the father brought him to the home.  In this light and when the father hears this being the reason of the love between both from both, Brabantio relinquishes all association with his daughter.

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