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Friday, March 27, 2009

T-Two Days

So our online discussion is coming up in two (TWO) days. Sunday eve to be exact, 8 pm.

In order to prepare please do the following:

Finish the book.

The final questions for the book giveaway secret prize are below. These are hard thinking questions but the prize is something yummy:

1) What do you think Fiver represents?

2) What do you think Efrafa represents?

3) What do you think REALLY happened to General Woundwort?

5 comments:

ManicMandee said...

I'm sorry but I am gonna be a total book club loser AGAIN. I haven't finished the book and there is no way on earth I'm gonna be able to any time soon. Too much going on here.
Enjoy the rest of you! You didn't need me anyhow.

StandsMom said...

Hmmmmm. Well, thanks for the reminder. I almost forgot! I finished the book a couple of weeks ago, so I have tried to think back about it so I can answer your questions.

Fiver is kind of the behind-the-scenes influence to the whole story. He's the one who said they should leave in the first place, but he didn't play a direct leadership roll. Very intuitive, but not a strong 'leader' he guided Hazel and the group through their different trials. Like the conscience of the warren.?

When Bigwig was at Efrafa, I certainly considered the satan metaphor. If we were truly all controlled so - to protect us from ourselves. From whatever.

I imagined General W skulking around - alone and wounded, unsure where to go or what to do with himself. I can't see that he would ever be killed or caught by some predator. That wouldn't seem right. But I think it would be really ironic if he turned up captured by humans. Maybe living in that hutch on that farm even. Although, he was such a nasty rabbit, I can't see that anyone would ever be able to even touch him without wishing they hadn't. It still baffles me. The idea of rabbits clawing and fighting with each other.

Markie23 said...

I suppose fiver represents all things that warn of coming danger and urge us to prepare and take action, i.e. the scriptures, the words of the Prophets, the promptings of the spirit, or general feelings of foreboding.
Efrafa, to me, represented all things oppressive and anti free agency. i.e. Satan's plan, dictatorships, fascism, communism, liberalism, and President Obama.
(yeah, I know... I just lost the contest).
Woundwort? Well, I suppose he retired with a nice government pension, a legal defense fund, his own library, million dollar speaking engagements, and secret service protection for the rest of his life. Oh, and his wife is now Secretary of State.

StandsMom said...

Markie!!! I love it! That's awesome!

Jenny ESP said...

1) What do you think Fiver represents?

He represents a sixth sense, or a still small voice, that we all have. When we are still.

2) What do you think Efrafa represents?

Good ideas, twisted until they become bad. A warren safe from predators sounds ideal, but it wasn't the natural course of things. To make the unnatural happen, they had to stop being normal rabbits and become something completely different.

3) What do you think REALLY happened to General Woundwort?

Well, rabbits have a relatively short life-span, and he was already 3 years when this happened, so I don't think he had time to come up with any more methodical and diabolical plans. He probably died of natural causes then went to bunny H.