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Watership Down - Study Guide Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Silverweed

The warren rabbits are not enthusiastic about Dandelion's story. They prefer stories about their lives and do not believe in El-ahrairah. One of their storytellers, Silverweed, recites a poem. For some reason, Fiver is terrified by his smell. He feels an overwhelming need to escape and he runs out of the burrow in fear. Hazel and Bigwig follow in anger. They feel he may have compromised their position in the new warren. Fiver is babbling about his bad feelings and the need he feels to leave this place. Hazel and Bigwig coerce him back into the burrow, where he goes to sleep.

Chapter 16 Analysis

The reader again sees evidence that something is wrong with this new home. Hazel and Bigwig disregard his feelings and convince him to return to the burrow. They are charmed by the easy life of the new warren. Fiver is not, he...

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