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Watership Down - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Hard Going

The rabbits reach the bottom of the hollow. Blackberry informs Hazel of a fight between Bigwig, Hawkbit and Speedwell. The fight occurs when the two rabbits demand that Bigwig tell them who is the Chief Rabbit. Bigwig bites Hawkbit in the throat. Hazel reassures the others that they have nearly reached their destination. They travel through the night and reach a field of lush grass in the morning. The rabbits praise Hazel and declare that he is the chief rabbit. Hawkbit and Speedwell do not respond, but run into the meadow to eat the grass.

Chapter 11 Analysis

Hazel is established as the chief rabbit of the new community. He has calmed the potential rebellion peacefully. The difference in Hazel and Bigwig's styles is seen. Hazel uses diplomacy and convinces the rabbits to continue peacefully. Bigwig is prone to using violence and threats to get the...

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