Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Comprehension - Section 3 (Q.No. 3)
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Harold a professional man who had worked in an office for many years had a fearful dream. In it, he found himself in a land where small slug-like animals with slimy tentacles lived on people's bodies. The people tolerated the loathsome creatures because after many years they grew into elephants which then became the nation's system of transport, carrying everyone wherever he wanted to go. Harold suddenly realised that he himself was covered with these things, and he woke up screaming. In a vivid sequence of pictures this dream dramatised for Harold what he had never been able to put in to words; he saw himself as letting society feed on his body in his early years so that it would carry him when he retired. He later threw off the "security bug" and took up freelance work.

3.
The statement that 'he later threw off the security bug' means that
Harold succeeded in overcoming the need for security
Harold stopped giving much importance to dreams
Harold started tolerating social victimisation
Harold killed all the bugs troubled him
Answer: Option
Explanation:
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Discussion:
16 comments Page 1 of 2.

Apple said:   2 years ago
Agreed with your Explanation, Thanks @Hary.

Hassan said:   2 years ago
Agreed with your explanation, Thanks @Pooja.

Arpita said:   6 years ago
Yes, the answer is correct. I agree.

Hary said:   7 years ago
Answer is A because the people let grow this creature on their body because the want to use them in future. Now the people letting society feed on his body in his early years so that it would carry him when he retired. In both the case people want to secure their future while wasting their present. So now he not wants to be secured anymore.

Kiwi said:   7 years ago
Harold threw off the security bug means that he gave up the professional job which would give him security.

He hated his job, and so he compared it with security bug.

He quit his job and became a free lancer.

Gourav pathak said:   8 years ago
He saw himself as letting society feed on his body in his early years.

It indicate some amount of fear. As need to be security and then "he later threw off the security bug" intent to be.

[A] Harold succeeded in overcoming the need for security.

Kishore said:   8 years ago
Answer should be option B as it is clearly mentioned in the passage that he threw of the security bug. So he started to not to give much importance to his dreams. Hence option B is apt one.

Gitesh_Patil said:   8 years ago
Yes, I think that answer is 'A'.

Let's think in other way, Option 'B' talks about importance of dream and nowhere its mention related to believe or importance to dream. So I'm eliminating it. Out of three answer 'A' makes little bit sense.

Pooja said:   8 years ago
I think answer A is correct. Because Harold had a dream and in that para it is given,

"The people tolerated the loathsome creatures because after many years they grew into elephants which then became the nation's system of transport, carrying everyone wherever he wanted to go".

So it is related to security. To have secured life after retirement. So he realized that he should stop worrying about retirement and start living his life the way he want to.

Hence, he later threw off the security bug' and took up freelance work. Means Harold succeeded in overcoming the need for security.
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Rashmi said:   8 years ago
In my view answer B is correct. Anybody will tell how A is correct?


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