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Essay On Fiver In Watership Down

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Fiver, one of the main characters in the book Watership Down, evolves from a weak rabbit that always chooses to rely on his special power, into a strong, brave rabbit, through experiencing all the hardships he and the other rabbits have. His development in mentality and in the relationship with others are things readers of this book will enjoy and should focus on. At the beginning of the story, Fiver is described as a small, weak rabbit with the power to foresee the future. There is a quote in the book that explains him: “He was small, with wide eyes and a way of raising and turning his head which suggested not so much caution as a kind of ceaseless, nervous tension.” (page 4) We can see in this scene that Fiver is an immature character, both mentally and physically. Also, when Fiver sees a notice board in Chapter one, he panics greatly, which shows his lack of power to control his mentality and action. Moreover, in Chapter 17 when Cowslip and Hazel's rabbits are having dinner together, he only believes his own premonition that the warren is dangerous, and suddenly tries to run away. The fact that Fiver always withdraws into his shell is shown from his behavior in these scenes. Furthermore, his physical immaturity is shown in Chapter eight when he is too tired to swim across a river, while the others still have the…show more content…
On page 254, Fiver says “I'm certainly going,” and “Hazel’s perfectly right and there’s nothing the matter with his plan” about Hazel’s idea of going to Efrafa to get does for Watership Down. Although he used to doubt many of the others’ plans and make negative comments about them, now we see changes in his characteristics as he is starting to trust Hazel and to be positive in his ideas. In addition, Fiver becomes a rabbit that plays a vital role in the
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