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Watership Down - Chapter 43 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 43 Summary

The Great Patrol

Woundwort has had patrols out looking for the new warren. He finds the warren and plans a surprise attack. Hazel shows up and offers the General a compromise. He points out the overcrowding in Woundwort's warren. Hazel suggests building a new warren between the two and creating it with rabbits from both warrens. The General briefly understands that the idea is a good plan, but his pride and brutality will not allow him to consider accepting the offer. He tells Hazel that if the does, Blackavar and Bigwig are not immediately returned; his patrol will kill Hazel and all the bucks in the warren.

Chapter 43 Analysis

The difference in leadership abilities between Hazel and Woundwort are seen in this chapter. Hazel is a fair leader and a diplomat. He offers an acceptable alternative to both sides and a way to ease the overcrowding of...

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