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What metaphor is found in the following lines spoken by Gratiano?

I am glad thy father's dead/ Thy match was mortal to him, and pure grief/ Shore his old thread in twain (V, ii, 211-213)

A

The metaphor is that the father represents Othello, whose character has changed so drastically from the beginning of the play.

B

The metaphor is that the "old thread" represents Brabantio's life.

C

The metaphor is that the death represents Desdemona having been disowned by Brabantio.

D

The metaphor is that the "old thread shorn in two" represents the divided duty felt by Desdemona.

E

The metaphor is that the "pure grief" is the news of Desdemona's death which will kill Brabantio.

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