Study Guide

Watership Down Characters

By Richard Adams

Hazel

Every great heist film has a mastermind—the organizer who brings the team together and...

Bigwig (a.k.a. Thlayli)

If you watch a lot of heist movies, you may recognize Bigwig's type: the big, strong guy (er,...

General Woundwort

If we were to make a violent video game with rabbits—Grand Theft Bunny, Rabbit Kombat, or...

Efrafan Rabbits

Campion is one of those rabbits with good qualities who just happen to be on the wrong side. In...

Fiver

In a heist film, there's always a character who has psychic or mystical powers—and here,...

Blackberry and Dandelion

Usually, heist teams are made up of specialists: the safe-cracker, the gymnast, the mastermind,...

Hazel's Crew

Watership Down is like one of those war movies in which a team of people get put together for a...

Kehaar

Kehaar is our favorite type of rabbit: the seagull type. Kehaar is the black-headed seagull that...

Sandleford Warren Rabbits

In Watership Down, the Threarah is maybe the second-best Chief Rabbit—after Hazel, of...

Cowslip and his Warren

Think of everything good about the rabbits in this book, especially Hazel—now take them all...

El-ahrairah and other Mythic Figures

This novel features several short rabbit folktales, almost all featuring El-ahrairah tricking...

Humans

When we meet a human character in Watership Down, that's the question we ask ourselves: "are...