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What month or months are covered in Part 2 of Watership Down?

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groovygatorgirl | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted December 2, 2011 at 1:55 AM via web

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What month or months are covered in Part 2 of Watership Down?

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belarafon | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 19, 2012 at 11:21 PM (Answer #1)

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Part 2 of Watership Down takes place during June, since the last mention of "May" as a month comes in Chapter 14:

As they came up into the May morning...

After this, the first concrete mention of the month in Part 2 comes in Chapter 18, which is the first chapter of Part 2:

As Hazel still went up, the south wind began to blow and the June sunset reddened the sky to the zenith.

In Chapter 30, the first chapter of Part 3, the following quote occurs:

June was moving toward July and high summer. Hedgerows and verges were at their rankest and thickest.
(Adams, Watership Down, Google Books)

From these quotes, it can be seen that Part 2 of Watership Down takes place entirely during the month of June, before the hottest part of the summer but well after the heavy snow and rain of the winter has ended. This allows the rabbits to travel in relative comfort, with easy access to food plants and cover. However, it is also the time when many predators are at their most active, some regaining their food from hibernation, and many gathering food for new predator infants.

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rozo711 | eNoter

Posted December 3, 2011 at 9:27 AM (Answer #2)

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hey buddy! so here is what i believe the answers are--

part 1- may

part 2- june

part 3- june through july

part 4- august through mid october

i might be wrong, but these should be close!  if you find something else let me know!

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jaxpi | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:14 AM (Answer #3)

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hha well part four has all of those months but it also covers years as well so it would be all of the months but the months you put down are the main ones.

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