What is the meaning of the underlined phrase in this excerpt from Sonnet 126 by William Shakespeare? O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power Dost hold Time's fickle glass, his sickle, hour; -------------------------- A. Time is changeable and inconstant. B. Time and glass are immoral. C. Time is liable to break like glass. D. Time, like the glass or mirror, always reflects the truth.
The correct answer is D. Time, like the glass or mirror, always reflects the truth. What Shakespeare states is basically that time reveals all and that eventually, even if a lie was said, it will come out and people will find out the truth because time is like a mirror, it always shows what things actually are.