Re: testing 1,2,3..

From: Gene Doty (
Date: Tue 27 Jul 2004 - 18:31:45 GMT

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    On Tuesday 27 July 2004 13:18, Scott Chase wrote:
    > --- Gene Doty <> wrote:
    > (snip)
    > Besides, I'd like to hear what you've got to say about
    > _Watership Down_. I was fascinated by the animated
    > movie when I first watched it long ago. I'd like to
    > rewatch it sometime. I've got two books here,
    > _Watership Down_ and _Tales from Watership Down_
    > collecting dust. My recollection is that it's a way of
    > looking at human society, using rabbit warrens as
    > analogies.
    > Didn't the rabbits have some sort of creation myth?
    > It's been a while since I gave the Watership story
    > much thought.

    I've set aside this research for awhile but hope to pick it up again soon. Adams' depiction of the rabbits does reflect on human society, but he has done his best to make them rabbits, albeit with language and culture. Yes, they do have a creation myth, other myths and legends, and a kind of cosmology too (I guess). The lapine creation myth resembles the biblical myth but from a rabbit's perspective and values. I've read the novel a number of times, but have never been able to read _Tales_. I probably have to sometime.

    Gene Doty
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