History Headscratchers / WatershipDown

24th Oct '17 9:41:48 AM Bense
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** Hazel and Bigwig were in part persuaded by Campion's leadership ability, and he didn't do it through fear, like Woundwart did.
5th Oct '17 7:12:26 PM Nire
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* In the film, Frith blesses El-Ahrairah, even after giving all the animals in the Watership Down world the urge to kill rabbits. You'd think that Frith wouldn't want El-Ahrairah and his children to live after doing something like that

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* In the film, Frith blesses El-Ahrairah, even after giving all the animals in the Watership Down world the urge to kill rabbits. You'd think that Frith wouldn't want El-Ahrairah and his children to live after doing something like thatthat.
** It wasn't really that Frith wanted El-Ahrairah and his species to ''die,'' exactly - they were over-breeding and thusly out-competing other animals for food. The rabbits weren't really doing anything ''wrong,'' there simply needed to be a way to balance the population, and El-Ahrairah wasn't interesting in helping control them. Frith had no problem with the rabbits continuing to exist, and so blessed them so that they wouldn't be wiped out completely. As for why Frith allowed El-Ahrairah himself to live, there's hints throughout the book (and its sequel) that Frith was actually on somewhat friendly terms with him, and probably wanted him to have a fighting chance.
18th Sep '17 12:38:39 PM abcdef-no
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*In the film, Frith blesses El-Ahrairah, even after giving all the animals in the Watership Down world the urge to kill rabbits. You'd think that Frith wouldn't want El-Ahrairah and his children to live after doing something like that
18th Nov '16 10:46:39 PM LBHills
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* Is Bluebell a member of the Sandleford Owsla? It would appear so because he was there to assist Holly in arresting Bigwig. However, at the beginning of the chapter "Keharr" Bigwig and Silver are stated to be very pleased with themselves for being the only survivors of the Sandleford Owsla besides Holly. He never acts like an Owsla rabbit. Is it possible that he was just a random rabbit that Holly grabbed on his way to get Bigwig?

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* Is Bluebell a member of the Sandleford Owsla? It would appear so because he was there to assist Holly in arresting Bigwig. However, at the beginning of the chapter "Keharr" "Kehaar," Bigwig and Silver are stated to be very pleased with themselves for being the only survivors of the Sandleford Owsla besides Holly. He never acts like an Owsla rabbit. Is it possible that he was just a random rabbit that Holly grabbed on his way to get Bigwig?



** When Woundwart gathers rabbits for the assault on Watership Down, he mentions taking along some promising young bucks that aren't quite old enough to be in the Owsla. Bluebell may have been one of those to Holly, or it may have just been as you said.
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** In the book it is Hazel who specifically remembers Bluebell as one of the rabbits who was with with Holly when he tried to arrest Bigwig. His lack of portrayal as an owsla member after that could be an oversight by the author.

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** When Woundwart Woundwort gathers rabbits for the assault on Watership Down, he mentions taking along some promising young bucks that aren't quite old enough to be in the Owsla. Bluebell may have been one of those to Holly, or it may have just been as you said.
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** In the book it is Hazel who specifically remembers Bluebell as one of the rabbits who was with with Holly when he tried to arrest Bigwig. His lack of portrayal as an owsla Owsla member after that could be an oversight by the author.author.
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6th Sep '16 1:48:39 PM StFan
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* Didn't the film adaptation do well? You'd think that someone would say "You know ''WatershipDown'' did really well, lets make another animated film for adults." Thus ending the AnimationAgeGhetto.
** They followed it up by making ''ThePlagueDogs'', which everybody thought was too depressing.

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* Didn't the film adaptation do well? You'd think that someone would say "You know ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' did really well, lets make another animated film for adults." Thus ending the AnimationAgeGhetto.
** They followed it up by making ''ThePlagueDogs'', ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', which everybody thought was too depressing.
21st Aug '16 10:11:21 PM xmac
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** In the book it is Hazel who specifically remembers Bluebell as one of the rabbits who was with with Holly when he tried to arrest Bigwig. His lack of portrayal as an owsla member after that could be an oversight by the author.
22nd Jul '16 10:51:55 AM Bergamot
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** Tab is a farmcat, and so is less a pet than a pest-control expert. Female farmcats are often thought to be better hunters (possibly with a grain of truth, since female cats would be providing for a litter and also teaching that litter to hunt). Or it could be on the assumption that audiences might think "Tab" was short for "Tabitha," or be more used to the notion that cat = feminine. Or, as the troper above observed, not ''every'' character can be a dude.



* Is Bluebell a member of the Sandleford Owsla? It would appear so because he was there to assist Holly in arresting Bigwig. However, at the beginning of the chapter "Kehar" Bigwig and Silver are stated to be very pleased with themselves for being the only survivors of the Sandleford Owsla besides Holly. He never acts like an owsla rabbit. Is it possible that he was just a random rabbit that Holly grabbed on his way to get Bigwig?

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* Is Bluebell a member of the Sandleford Owsla? It would appear so because he was there to assist Holly in arresting Bigwig. However, at the beginning of the chapter "Kehar" "Keharr" Bigwig and Silver are stated to be very pleased with themselves for being the only survivors of the Sandleford Owsla besides Holly. He never acts like an owsla Owsla rabbit. Is it possible that he was just a random rabbit that Holly grabbed on his way to get Bigwig?Bigwig?
** The book never says that Bluebell was amongst the rabbits who came with Holly to arrest Bigwig. Holly says that he rounded up Bluebell and another rabbit in the woods after their escape from Sandleford, and that seems to be where they first met.
11th Jun '16 12:02:01 PM Smoko
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** When Woundwart gathers rabbits for the assault on Watership Down, he mentions taking along some promising young bucks that aren't quite old enough to be in the Owsla. Bluebell may have been one of those to Holly, or it may have just been as you said.
26th Apr '16 2:13:02 PM GothicProphet
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* Is Bluebell a member of the Sandleford Owsla? It would appear so because he was there to assist Holly in arresting Bigwig. However, at the beginning of the chapter "Kehar" Bigwig and Silver are stated to be very pleased with themselves for being the only survivors of the Sandleford Owsla besides Holly. He never acts like an owsla rabbit. Is it possible that he was just a random rabbit that Holly grabbed on his way to get Bigwig?

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* Is Bluebell a member of the Sandleford Owsla? It would appear so because he was there to assist Holly in arresting Bigwig. However, at the beginning of the chapter "Kehar" Bigwig and Silver are stated to be very pleased with themselves for being the only survivors of the Sandleford Owsla besides Holly. He never acts like an owsla rabbit. Is it possible that he was just a random rabbit that Holly grabbed on his way to get Bigwig?Bigwig?
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4th Feb '16 4:35:13 PM xmac
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*** This seems a reasonable assumption, as a later story does mention Rabscuttle getting a dream from Frith.

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*** This seems a reasonable assumption, as a later story does mention Rabscuttle getting a dream from Frith.Frith.
* Is Bluebell a member of the Sandleford Owsla? It would appear so because he was there to assist Holly in arresting Bigwig. However, at the beginning of the chapter "Kehar" Bigwig and Silver are stated to be very pleased with themselves for being the only survivors of the Sandleford Owsla besides Holly. He never acts like an owsla rabbit. Is it possible that he was just a random rabbit that Holly grabbed on his way to get Bigwig?
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