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Watership Down - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

In the Woods

The smaller rabbits are tiring, and Hazel decides to stop to allow all to rest. He asks Dandelion to tell the story of El-ahrairah, a rabbit folk hero. He is said to control the weather and provide the dew and wind that help rabbits escape predators. El-ahrairah used tricks, rather than violence to carry out his feats.

Chapter 5 Analysis

Hazel shows his developing leadership skills when he is able to anticipate the smaller rabbits' need for rest. He fills this need by finding a safe place to rest. The story of El-ahrairah gives the rabbits courage and determination, just as folk heroes in human stories have done.

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