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Dian's visage

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Why does Othello allude to Diana when he says the following about Desdemona?

Her name that was as fresh
as Dian's visage, is now begrimed and black
as mine own face (3.3.402-404).

A

Diana was the goddess of war, and Othello was in an internal war.

B

Diana was the goddess of forgiveness, and Othello wants Desdemona's forgiveness.

C

Diana was the goddess of chastity and Othello is conflicted as to whether Desdemona had remained chaste.

D

Diana was the goddess of the sea, and Othello's fluctuating beliefs resembled the sea's tides.

E

Diana was the goddess of winter, and her pure white skin had been tarnished in Othello's eyes.