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Watership Down Analysis : Generations Described In The Story

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Watership Down is a wonderful adventure story with the characters I fall in love with. In my opinion, each of the main heroes in the story is a powerful personality, who plays his role in the rabbits' society. It is better to say, that their personalities are distinct. Hazel is a strategist and the main leader of the group, Fiver is a visionary, Bigwig is a tough rabbit and fighter , he is also fearless and faithful, Pipkin is a small and fearful rabbit, Dandelion is a storyteller, Blackberry is a clever rabbit, whose ideas save them more than once, and Silver is a large rabbit and whose presence as if gives the rabbits security. All of them make up one great community.

I have to admit, that at first I didn't like the heroes of the book, and the book seemed "silly" and childish to me, but after reading more, I started supporting them. I wanted all the heroes to be safe and to struggle against their difficulties. I've tried to overcome all the problems with them. That's why the story became more realistic to me.

One can notice different types of rabbits' warrens as an allusion to different types of rabbits' societies, which are highlighted in the book. Starting from the beginning, I understand that Sandleford, the first warren, has been compared to the traditional monarchy where only the leaders can get the best of everything and they don't care about their "people". By the way, the rabbits of this warren can do almost anything they want, they even don't pay any attention to their close mates or acquaintances. The Cowslip warren is an analogy to socialism, with a lack of leadership. The only leadership is shown in the form of strict rules and...

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