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Watership Down - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

The Departure

By nightfall, the group has recruited two more rabbits: Hawkbit and Pipkin. They are waiting for Blackberry to arrive. Dandelion tells the other rabbits about a confrontation he had with Toadflax. Blackberry returns with three more rabbits willing to join them: Buckthorn, Speedwell and Acorn. Bigwig returns with Silver, an Owsla and the chief's nephew. They begin to have second thoughts about leaving the warren until Captain Holly comes to arrest Silver and Bigwig. The rabbits resist and are able to overcome the guards. Hazel knows they will return with reinforcements and they must leave before they get back.

Chapter 4 Analysis

The rabbits are able to find others that are unhappy with the present society. Two Owsla join them, which enrages Holly. He tries to stop them by arresting the Owsla because this could demoralize the others and prevent them from leaving. Without leadership, the...

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