Day 4

Watership Down Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Are the Watership Down rabbits invading or liberating Efrafa? Is their infiltration of Efrafa selfish or selfless?

    Consider that the Watership rabbits seem to view the does as a commodity to be stolen (with the exception of Bigwig, who gets to know them personally). Discuss how the does' motives (getting free from Woundwort's tyranny, having control over their own reproduction) may or may not align with Hazel's or Holly's motives (acquiring female rabbits to bear their children and expand their warren).

  2. 2

    What kind of character is Bigwig? Does he fit a particular type of hero you have seen in other stories? How is he similar to Woundwort?

    Bigwig may...

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