The Rabbits Of Watership Down
The main rabbit in the story Watership Down is Hazel. Hazel is the leader of the rabbits
who leave the Sandleford warren. The word hazel means ?reconciliation?. Hazel shows
this quality when he tries to make amends with General Woundwort after Bigwig leads the
does from the Efrafa warren. He comes up with a solution that is good for both warrens
and tries to solve their problem. The plant witch hazel is occasionally used for medicinal
purposes. In the book, Hazel gives medical attention to different rabbits who become
injured during one of their many adventures.
The word bluebell means ?consistency?. In the story Bluebell shows great
consistency in protecting Holly after they escape the Sandleford warren. Holly, a former
captain of the Owsla, is injured and cannot move very fast. Bluebell stayed with him for
the entire trip to watership down, and speaks for him when the other rabbits find them.
The plant bluebell is a wild flower. In the book. Bluebell acts a little more wildly than the
others by telling jokes in odd situations.
Strawberry is a rabbit met at Cowslip?s warren. He becomes friends with some of
the wandering rabbits and eventually leaves his warren to
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