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General Woundwort = Adolf Hitler?
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2016, 04:20:14 PM »
Quote from: Silverweed's ClawsonMay 21 2016, 11:30:14 AM
If Hitler had any doubt about that, he just needed to remind himself of what they did to Mussolini -and wife, which I think was completely over the line- earlier.
Meh. He reaped what he sewed. He had it a lot easier then the Jews of Italy when he took over. But I always have had a weak spot for vengeance lol
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General Woundwort = Adolf Hitler?
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2018, 02:50:28 AM »
To me General Woundwort represented all totalitarian, freedom-hating dictators whose punishment was torture or death if you disagreed or if you left. We have societies like that today...just look at  a certain country called North Korea.

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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 04:11:40 PM »
WOW this theme has since 2011. Opinions are tremendous.   :blackberry3
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« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2018, 07:11:50 AM »
Quote from: Acacia Heartstrings on Jan 12 2018, 11:11:40 AM
WOW this theme has since 2011. Opinions are tremendous.   :blackberry3
Woundwort is a controversial figure :) and generates much discussion doesn't he ? :P

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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2018, 04:18:38 PM »
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General Woundwort = Adolf Hitler?
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2018, 04:23:28 PM »
Kind of ironic when all 4 voice actors were alive at some point when Hitler was alive.
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« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2018, 12:55:00 PM »
Quote from: Magic-Rabbit on Jan 14 2018, 11:23:28 AM
Kind of ironic when all 4 voice actors were alive at some point when Hitler was alive.
I hadn't thought about that but you're right...

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« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2018, 03:09:00 PM »
:bigwig3 Interesting indeed. Perhaps it was an allegorical indirect reference of the tyrannical leaders Adams experience during the war.

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General Woundwort = Adolf Hitler?
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2018, 05:27:38 PM »
Or probably quiescence?
"All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed."- Lord Frith

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« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2018, 04:54:32 PM »
Quote from: Vesper on Jan 15 2018, 10:09:00 AM
:bigwig3 Interesting indeed. Perhaps it was an allegorical indirect reference of the tyrannical leaders Adams experience during the war.
Could be, but I think Woundwort and Efrafa simply symbolized all tyrannical, totalitarian governments like Stalin's for example.

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General Woundwort = Adolf Hitler?
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2018, 05:26:21 PM »
How about the Latin American dictatorships?

It could also be a way to at least symbolise it.
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General Woundwort = Adolf Hitler?
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2018, 06:25:58 PM »
Quote from: Myrkin on Apr 16 2011, 06:34:32 AM
I'm not sure, if we can call Woundwort a rabbit Hitler. There are some similarities, yes, but there are differences too. For one, Woundwort didn't kill or plan to kill many rabbits, who belonged to particular group just because they were members of that group. He didn't order killing masses of rabbit, who were under his power. As for conquest of neighboring territory to expand, he did conquer one warren, but he didn't expand his territory. If he did that, then Efrafa wouldn't have a problem with overpopulation.
I think it would be very fair to think of him as Hitler. Yes he didn't kill legions of rabbits but that's because he views rabbits as what Hitler viewed his own people. However the idea of the camps is also thrown into this mix since most of the enemies to a rabbit can easily kill it. I think Adam's did a fine job at portraying the nazi vision inline with how a rabbit naturally acts.

Yes the general did somethings that were unnatural to rabbits true, but he can't completely go against what he is. And in spite of it all rabbits don't really segregate each other on their breeds. To them a rabbit is a rabbit. So obviously certian things needed to be established in an altered way, but the line of Hitler and Woundwort is clearly there.

This is all aside from Adam's actually stating about the symbolism itself.
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Re: General Woundwort = Adolf Hitler?
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2018, 04:23:34 AM »
Most bullys and tyrants are similar to each other.