Watership Down Essays

  • Allegory In Watership Down

    1026 Words  | 5 Pages

    In many stories, pictures, fables, parables, etc. allegories are present to give a glance of the concealed message. One fable in particular is, Watership Down, written by Richard Adams. Compared to the narrative, Sisters Are Not to Be Trifled With, these two pieces of texts are very similar. The tale of Watership Down, surrounds the journey of Hazel and his gang of bunnies, fighting their way towards survival. When leaving their original burrow for somewhere much safer, the group

  • Bigwig In Watership Down

    490 Words  | 2 Pages

    Watership Down, by Richard Adams, is a book about a group of rabbits that venture away from their warren and it describes all the dangers that they face. The main characters, Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and Blackberry can easily get all of the rabbits following behind them through any sticky situation. Although, as you go on through the story, they add more characters that play a huge role. For example, General Woundwort, the leader of the Efrafan rabbits. He is a strong fighter and has many similarities

  • Watership Down Character Analysis

    1251 Words  | 6 Pages

    fear can lead to resentment, rebellions, and riots. Love, alternatively, inspires trust and respect for a leader. Those who trust a leader will follow him willingly, and the respect they have for that leader causes them to work sacrificially. In Watership Down, Richard Adams shows two diametrically different leadership types.

  • Human Spirit In Watership Down

    869 Words  | 4 Pages

    Throughout the novel Watership Down by Richard Adam, the power of the human spirit is constantly demonstrated by the actions of the main characters. One such time is when the main characters leave their home warren despite the Threarah, who they are accustomed to listening to and obeying, telling them not to do so. Another time the power of the human spirit is portrayed is when the rabbits cross the merciless heather without turning back. One final example is when the rabbits get Bigwig out of the

  • Watership Down Leadership Analysis

    904 Words  | 4 Pages

    In the novel of Watership Down, Richard Adams tells a story of a peculiar band of rabbits and writes about an epic journey filled with danger, trials, and hope. One quote Adams says is, “Animals don't behave like men, he said. If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.” (237) Adams attempts to get the readers to listen

  • Essay On Watership Down

    540 Words  | 3 Pages

    I have been reading Watership Down for a few weeks and it turned out to be about a lot of different things. Fiver is a small rabbit that can tell when things are going to happen and if they would be good or bad. He foresees great danger to the warren so he tells the Chief Rabbit, who doesn’t believe him. Hazel decides that the must leave the warren so he recruits two of his friends, Dandelion and Blackberry, and Pipkin, a friend of Fiver. The rabbits come to a field where they believe they can stay

  • Foreshadowing In Watership Down

    450 Words  | 2 Pages

    One of Richard Adams’ most prominent literary elements in Watership Down is foreshadowing. This element is shown through the character Fiver, a rabbit who has the ability to see things happening in the future through dreams, visions, and feelings. Numerous times throughout Watership Down, Fiver has a dream or vision that plays out later in the book. One instance is in the beginning, when Fiver is overcome with terror and his brother Hazel is trying to figure out what is wrong. “‘Hazel - the danger

  • Use Of Setting In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    663 Words  | 3 Pages

    John Steinbeck, author of the iconic Of Mice and Men, tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States. A few miles away from that ranch in Soledad is a river surrounded by lush nature. Because this meadow is so close to the ranch, humans act like invasive species ruining the area in which they don’t belong. Steinbeck establishes the setting

  • The Importance Of Home In Watership Down

    996 Words  | 4 Pages

    The novel Watership Down is a book about finding home. Home is a tough subject to tackle. What is home? How does one make home? In the book, home is where the people you care about are. In Watership Down, Hazel and Fiver come across many different types of home, if they can call it that. Their first warren was home for them for a while, because the people they knew and loved were there. The first “home” they find after leaving their warren is at a farm, where a warren is already set. The life is

  • Blackberry And Bluebell's Watership Down

    335 Words  | 2 Pages

    Watership Down is a story about a group of rabbits who had to run away from their warren to escape from a great danger. We follow Hazel, Bigwig, Fiver and many others on their heroic journey to survive. When they decide to go to simply get some does from a place called Efrafa, Efrafa’s general, Woundwort tries to kill them. To escape from Woundwort, they must devise the most clever of plans. Will the rabbits’ survive? Read Watership Down and find out! I could be a mix of two characters, Blackberry

  • Watership Down Richard Adams Metaphors

    275 Words  | 2 Pages

    In the book Watership Down, I noticed Richard Adams (author) used metaphors and similes. For example "It took Hazel some trouble to learn to grip half a carrot in his mouth and carry it, like a dog, across the field and back to the warren”(87). Richard Adams was very good with imagery as he was very descriptive of the setting and characters having good imagery. Richard Adams used personification. There was foreshadowing in the book and what Richard Adams would do he would put a quote in the beginning

  • Lord Of The Flies Piggy Essay

    857 Words  | 4 Pages

    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see “Its is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent but the one most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin. The character Piggy in William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies serves as the intellectual balance to the emotional leaders of a group of shipwrecked British boys, but he himself is not able to cope with the idea of change and fear is what holds him back. Their new society does not care about Piggy’s

  • Reaching The American Dream In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    313 Words  | 2 Pages

    Reaching the American Dream is a goal everyone has wanted to achieve and reach one day. Most people think that the American Dream can never be reached. The American Dream could be achieved only if the person reaching for it doesn’t stop trying. In John Steinbeck’s novella “Of Mice and Men”, two men travel to find what they believe is their American Dream. Steinbeck uses Ethos, Pathos, and Logos When wanting to reach the American Dream, people should have a logo. A logo could represent the main thing

  • Stereotypes In John Steinbeck's Watership Down

    863 Words  | 4 Pages

    Introduction Paragraph The story of Watership down begins with two brother rabbits whose names are Hazel and Fiver, who get to an area where Fiver has a bad feeling about soon when they both notice a sign Fiver has a mental breakdown and tells Hazel that he has a feeling that something bad will happen to their warren (home) Fiver would later on be proven to be right as the sign that they couldn 't read states that a house will be built on top of their warren. Because of this event Fiver and Hazel

  • Summary Of Richard Adams Watership Down

    723 Words  | 3 Pages

    Richard Adams’ novel, Watership Down, is a story about a group of rabbits and their journey to a new place to call their home. These rabbits are led by Hazel. Although Hazel is not the chief of the warren, he eventually becomes it. Along the way, he proves to be great leader. On their journey, they encounter a rabbit named General Woundwort who is the chief rabbit of the Efrafa warren. Throughout the novel, Hazel and General Woundwort showcase qualities that make a good leader. Although they share

  • Symbolism In Richard Adams Watership Down

    559 Words  | 3 Pages

    Throughout the novel Watership Down by Richard Adams the idea that society is destroying nature is a prevalent theme. For instance, while at a new warren that’s on a farm, Bigwig got himself trapped in a snare not seeing it shrouded in the grass. He suffered through the pain and cheated death, even though that was the snares motive. Soon they realize that the entire warren was rigged with snares and that living there was a death trap contrived by the humans. Another example of this theme uses humans

  • Fear And Imagery In Susan Hill's Woman In Black

    701 Words  | 3 Pages

    bedrooms he can hear the “windows rattling” and when he wakes up in the early hours the wind “had greatly increased in force.” This gives a feeling up increasing chaos and loss of control in the scene, with the chaos escalating rather than calming down. Kipps can also feel and hear the rapid winds racing through the house as the “wind flows through the desolate house” and the wind was flying into “every nook and cranny”. This imagery creates the feeling that nowhere in the house is safe from this

  • The Importance Of Teamwork In Richard Adams Watership Down

    867 Words  | 4 Pages

    In Watership Down, a novel by Richard Adams, there is always one constant among the rabbits on their journey. The feelings of Hope and Desire. However, there is only one way that the rabbits will ever reach their goals, and that is by working together and using their strengths collectively. As Andrew Carnegie said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people

  • Thesis On Down Syndrome

    905 Words  | 4 Pages

    Thesis: Down syndrome is a wide range of development delays and physical disabilities caused by a genetic disorder. Down syndrome (Trisomy21) Down syndrome is also called Trisomy 21. It is a condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. Chromosomes contain hundreds or maybe even thousands of genes. Genes carry the information that determines your traits. (Susan Skallerup) These features or characteristics passed on to you from your parents. With Down syndrome, the extra chromosome

  • Intestinal Malrotation Case Study

    834 Words  | 4 Pages

    Rotational anomalies are one of the most frequent of embryonic malformations related to the digestive tract. The incidence of malrotation is ∼1:500 births and the symptomatic incidence is 1:6000 [1, 2]. Intestinal malrotation refers to incomplete midgut rotation and fixation in early fetal life and can consist of complete absence of rotation, incomplete rotation—less than 270—or inverse rotation. In most cases Malrotation can present with other congenital anomalies and It is typically diagnosed during