She loved me for the dangers I had pass’d,
And I loved her that she did pity them.
This only is the witchcraft I have used.
– William Shakespeare
Othello, Act 1, Scene 3. Othello. The love story between Othello and Desdemona began when Brabantio invited him to his house and asked him to recount his life stories. Desdemona fell in love with him, listening to his tales of bravery, suffering, adventure and travel, Othello tells the Duke and council.