Shooting an Elephant

Which statement describes the main theme of the essay?

  1. AAttempting to exert your control over another person or creature will only result in violence and people’s eventual death.
  2. BIt is safer to act as other people expect you to, rather than to draw attention to the things that make you different.
  3. CNo one has a natural inclination towards violence and conquering, rather it is something that is taught and learned.
  4. DIn the process of trying to exert control over others, we can lose a sense of who we are and our own power.
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  1. D. In the process of trying to exert control over others, we can lose a sense of who we are and our own power.