Study Questions and Essay Topics
Suggested Essay Topics
Compare and contrast Hazel and El-ahrairah.
Compare and contrast Woundwort and Bigwig.
What does it mean for something to be "natural" in Watership Down? Please refer to examples from the text.
What is Fiver's role in the novel?
What role do humans play in Watership Down? How do they compare to other animals?
Assuming that each of the warrens can be viewed as a metaphor for a way that people live their lives, what does the warren of the snares represent?
What is the role of the stories that the rabbits tell inside the novel? Assess both metaphorical implications and practical role within the plot.
Why might Adams have chosen rabbits, rather than other creatures, as the subjects for his novel? What features of rabbits make them special? Refer to specific passages for evidence.
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