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The decisions that men make are not easy ones but instead are the result of the situation and of necessity Literary figures through the ages have been confronted with situations that require precise decisions to be made and regardless of their choice the characters have to live with the consequences of their actions Hazel of Watership Down is no exception to this applied rule Hazels decision is one made in part by the necessity to survive and without any chance to contemplate the consequences he just has to go with his instinct Hazel a rabbit is faced with much more than just the everyday decisions of whether or not to eat grass as opposed to dandelions He is instead thrust into a position that requires a life altering decision His home is being ransacked and he has but only a split moment to react and he does so in a rational fashion He realizes that the enemy of his enemy is his friend and so he decides to release the hounds of war His decision to release the dog from Nuthanger Farm is the only logical choice he has to rely on It is the rabbits last and only hope theres nothing else thatll save the warren now 439 ch 45 Hazels particular decision that he makes in the face of adversity proves his ability as a leader which gives the other characters more of a reason to follow him Since only an able bodied leader could possibly have devised a plan as such Though Hazel is not one of the more quick-witted characters his intuition allows him to do what he feels is right and in this case it was the sound choice At the moment of Hazels decision to release the Nuthanger Farm dog the consequences are far from known Various thoughts must be going through Hazels mind at this point one being
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