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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The Symbolic Moon

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In the following lines uttered by Hippolyta, what does the moon symbolize?

Four days will quickly steep themselves in night;
Four nights will quickly dream away the time;
And then the moon, like to a silver bow
New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night
Of our solemnities.

A

Cupid's power of instilling love in anyone and anything with his bow and quiver of arrows.

B

True love as it relates to Hippolyta and Theseus, and Hermia and Lysander.

C

The "new-bent" love of Demetrius and Helena after their night in the woods.

D

The love flower that is used to bewitch Titania, Lysander, and Demetrius.

E

The new married life of Hippolyta and Theseus.