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Therefore, fair Hermia, question your desires;
Know of your youth, examine well your blood,
Whether, if you yield not to your father's choice,
You can endure the livery of a nun,
For aye to be in shady cloister mew'd,
To live a barren sister all your life,
Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon. (1.1.67)

In the above lines uttered by Theseus to Hermia, what does the moon symbolize?


The frigid, barren grave that Hermia will face if she chooses not to marry Demetrius.


The cold, wasted life of a nun that Hermia could face if she chooses not to marry Demetrius.


The numbing, fruitless life she will have once she marries Demetrius, a man she does not love.


The dark and lonely life she will lead if she continues to refuse her father's orders and marries Lysander.


The mind and emotion-numbing effect her choices could have on Lysander's life if she continues to disobey her father's will.

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