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Othello says the following of Desdemona's tears:

If that the earth could teem with woman's tears
Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile (4.1.251-252).

Why does Shakespeare include the metaphor of the crocodile?

A

Crocodiles are said to weep true tears for their victims.

B

Crocodiles are said to weep hypocritical tears for their victims.

C

Crocodiles are said not to weep but merely to devour their victims.

D

Crocodiles are said to smile to the face of the victim and then to cry following the kill.

E

Crocodiles are said to cry when it is convenient to their cause.

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