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What best captures the meaning of the following sentence?

I knew that I was no longer arguing with him [Elie's father] but with Death itself, with Death that he had already chosen.

A

Elie's father has deliberately given up the fight to stay alive.

B

Elie's father is too sick to keep fighting.

C

Elie's father is trying to teach Elie a lesson by taking an opposing view.

D

Elie's father wants Elie to convince him to live.

E

Elie's father does not want to be a burden that holds Elie back.

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