Day 5

Watership Down Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Analyze General Woundwort's character. What does he value, and why?

    Discuss Woundwort's actions, his backstory, and what we know about his thought process. Woundwort is supposedly a great leader, and he certainly built quite the rabbit empire... but his failures are glaring and fatal. What are his critical mistakes, and why does he make them? Why does he refuse Hazel's peace agreement? Why won't he allow anyone to leave Efrafa? Woundwort's pride and need for absolute control undermine his qualities with more positive potential.

  2. 2

    What is the distinction between a good leader and a tyrant?

    This question may be discussed in relation to both the text...

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