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Edit: Not exactly. Watership Down draws heavily on The Odyssey, and Cowslip's warren is meant to evoke the Lotus Eaters stage of that epic.



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* Perhaps there are other positions besides Owsla in the rabbit afterlife -- somehow I don't picture Pipkin or Fiver ''wanting'' to be in an Owsla.


[[WMG: Hazel is a TimeLord]]

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[[WMG: Hazel is a TimeLord]]JustForFun/TimeLord]]

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*** When Frith turns the fox, dog, cat, weasel and hawk into merciless predators bent on destroying the rabbits, it is shown that El-ahrairah sees the Black Rabbit

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[[WMG: King Darzin and his people were wolves]]
Wolves used to live in the UK but were wiped out centuries ago, the [[WeAreAsMayflies short-lived]] rabbits wouldn't have remembered what he or his people were but they would remember his name from El-ahrairah's stories.


TheOtherWiki's synopsis states that the rabbit who appears before Hazel at the end is El-ahrairah, but I'd like to suggest that it is the Black Rabbit instead.

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TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's synopsis states that the rabbit who appears before Hazel at the end is El-ahrairah, but I'd like to suggest that it is the Black Rabbit instead.



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** There's so much Hero's Journey-ing going on in that novel that it seems possible that ''every'' one of the main rabbits was meant to stand for an archetypical rabbit virtue: Dandelion was ''the'' storyteller; Blackberry was ''the'' embodiment of ingenuity, etc. Probably El-ahrairah rounded them all up, like Jason gathering Argonauts.


Creator/JohnHurt was the War Doctor on ''Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor''. The Tenth doctor yells at a rabbit in it. John Hurt voiced Hazel. Rabbit holes look small but have many runs inside.

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Creator/JohnHurt was the War Doctor on ''Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor''. The Tenth doctor yells at a rabbit in it. John Hurt voiced Hazel. Rabbit holes look small but have many runs inside.inside.
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** The film version is probably meant to be the Black Rabbit, confirmed by the fact that Hazel initially doesn't recognize him...until his face changes briefly into the stylized version of the Black Rabbit seen in the Bright Eyes sequence. Likewise, the film also has the hints given above, including the voice actor info, to indicate that the rabbit who comes for Hazel is the Black Rabbit. In the novel, however, the hints go the other direction and seem to point to El-ahrairah.


The part about Cowslip's warren is an allegory for the readers, showing that civilization, art, and leisure are parts of a trap set by Satan to ensnare the souls of humanity, and hard work and fellowship in a natural life are part of the path to salvation.

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The part about Cowslip's warren is an allegory for the readers, showing that civilization, art, and leisure are parts of a trap set by Satan to ensnare the souls of humanity, and hard work and fellowship in a natural life are part of the path to salvation.salvation.

[[WMG: Hazel is a TimeLord]]
Creator/JohnHurt was the War Doctor on ''Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor''. The Tenth doctor yells at a rabbit in it. John Hurt voiced Hazel. Rabbit holes look small but have many runs inside.



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** Could be a deal like how the trinity is the father, son and holy spirit.


* I'd like to think they weren't the only ones. Blackberry for his intelligence, Dandelion for his storytelling, and Pipkin for bravery far above and beyond his weight class. Fiver probably got an invite, too, but choose to explore elsewhere.

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* I'd like to think they weren't the only ones. Blackberry for his intelligence, Dandelion for his storytelling, and Pipkin for bravery far above and beyond his weight class. Fiver probably got an invite, too, but choose chose to explore elsewhere.



The part about Cowslip's warren is an allegory for the readers, showing that civilization, art, and lesiure are parts of a trap set by Satan to ensnare the souls of humanity, and hard work and fellowship in a natural life are part of the path to salvation.

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The part about Cowslip's warren is an allegory for the readers, showing that civilization, art, and lesiure leisure are parts of a trap set by Satan to ensnare the souls of humanity, and hard work and fellowship in a natural life are part of the path to salvation.


* I'd like to think they weren't the only ones. Blackberry for his intelligence, Dandelion for his storytelling, and Pipkin for bravery far above and beyond his weight class. Fiver probably got an invite, too, but choose to explore elsewhere.

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* I'd like to think they weren't the only ones. Blackberry for his intelligence, Dandelion for his storytelling, and Pipkin for bravery far above and beyond his weight class. Fiver probably got an invite, too, but choose to explore elsewhere.elsewhere.

[[WMG: The story of Cowslip's warren is a religious allegory.]]
The part about Cowslip's warren is an allegory for the readers, showing that civilization, art, and lesiure are parts of a trap set by Satan to ensnare the souls of humanity, and hard work and fellowship in a natural life are part of the path to salvation.

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* It's definitely El-ahrairah, I'm afraid... In the book, Hazel initially does not recognise him, but then identifies him by the starlight in his ears, which was a gift from Frith when he replaced El-ahrairah's missing ears at the end of the tale of El-ahrairah and the Black Rabbit. The Black Rabbit does not have illuminated ears. The film does confuse things a bit, but it's still supposed to be El-ahrairah - a caption in the relevant part of the picture book of the film identifies him by name.

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