Leadership In Watership Down

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There is no perfect government. All of them have their flaws, and all of them have their benefits. What makes one better than another? Is it wealth? Power? Numbers? Watership Down displays three prominent government styles portrayed by three integral leaders in the novel, Cowslip, Woundwort and Hazel. Cowslip’s leadership style is that of communism, Woundwort’s is Fascism, and Hazel’s is democracy. In this novel the author, Richard Adams, is trying to show the audience why democracy is the best form of government. He does this by exaggerating the “wrongness” and lack of a sense of community in Cowslip’s warren, the epic fall of Woundwort and his army, and the long-living legacy of protagonist Hazel’s warren. By doing this, Adams creates a way
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