Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Comprehension - Section 2 (Q.No. 2)
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But I did not want to shoot the elephant. I watched him beating his bunch of grass against his knees, with the preoccupied grandmotherly air that elephants have. It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him. I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to. (Somehow it always seems worse to kill large animal.) Besides, there was the beast's owner to be considered. But I had got to act quickly. I turned to some experienced-looking Burmans who had been there when we arrived, and asked them how the elephants had been behaving. They all said the same thing; he took no notice of you if you left him alone, but he might charge if you went too close to him.

From the passage it appears that the author was
an inexperienced hunter
kind and considerate
possessed with fear
a worried man
Answer: Option
No answer description is available. Let's discuss.
23 comments Page 1 of 3.

Krati gupta said:   3 years ago
How can the hunter be kind and considerate as he mentioned clearly in the passage that he has no experience of killing big animals this means that hunter can only kill small animals and if he was kind he would have not killed the small animals too?

Am I right?

So, the Answer should be possessed with fear.

Anomee said:   3 years ago
All three are very suitable for the above question, his action shows he was inexperienced hunter and kind as well.

Vishal said:   3 years ago
How can a hunter be kind and considerate? If he would have been kind, he won't go out for hunt, right?

Dino said:   4 years ago
''I've never shooted an elephant'', that means he's not that experienced enough.
So for me, Option 'A' makes more sense. If he's kind and considerate, why would he carry a gun to hunt?

Prabhat said:   4 years ago
I think option A is better than B because if he is kind and considerate then he will never go for hunting.

So he has a lake of experience.

Author said:   6 years ago
He was worried because the situation is like this, these not meant to that he is worried man (who are much worried about there life and some past problem at all), but by the line "but I did not want to shoot the elephant" (shows his considerate (careful not to inconvenience or harm others) nature), meant that it was done accidentally, and by the line " I had never shot an elephant and never wanted to", it shows the kindness of him.

Sadique said:   6 years ago
Can anyone explain why D is not the appropriate answer?

In the above passage author state of mind is very worried about situation.

Tai said:   6 years ago
This answer irritated me for the simple fact I did not get that he was kind and caring. I got he was NOT experienced with killing this specific animal.

Kartik chauhan said:   6 years ago
The sentence "Somehow it always seems worse to kill large animal. " clearly shows he wasn't kind and considerate.

Kishore said:   6 years ago
If he had kindness he would not kill even small animals, due to lake of experience of killing large animals he left it, not because of kindness.

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