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Watership Down - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

The Chief Rabbit

Hazel is awakened by Fiver's kicking. Fiver is having a nightmare about the coming danger. Fiver wakes from his dream and insists that they leave the warren immediately. A bad thing is coming, but he does not know what it is. Hazel suggests they go speak to the chief rabbit, Threarah. They reach the chief's burrow and convince an Owsla named Bigwig to let them into the burrow. The chief listens to Fiver's story, but does not believe him. To pacify Fiver he tells him he will think it over. As they leave the burrow, Hazel hears the chief reprimanding Bigwig for allowing them access to the burrow.

Chapter 2 Analysis

The chief does not believe Fiver's story because there is no specific information, just visions and bad feelings. The chief has nothing to gain and everything to lose by leaving the burrow. The balance...

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