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« on: September 19, 2013, 08:13:57 PM »
Silverweed lived in the warren of the shining wires, maybe since he can remember. He was forced to tell stories to the other dwellers. I think, because of that he never will trap into one of the shining wires. Cowslip will take care for that, because he needs Silverweed. His stories are the opium of his people. Because of that, an enormous stress lies on Silverweed. So it's impossible for him to be happy.

Then, Woundwort came and Silverwwed became a slave of the dark one. He left the shining wires behind but his new life was even worse. He has not only to serve Woundwort, he must see the destruction of Redstone without knowing, if anyone survived.

Then, he was freed by Watership Down and for the first time in his life, he experiences, what freedom and living without fear is. For the first time in his life, he has friends.

And only weeks (or maybe month) later, he sacrifices his life save the people who are meaning everything for him.

So he only could find real salvation in death.

I think, he has one of the saddest fates in Watership Down.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2013, 08:19:49 PM by Darkling Nocturnal »


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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 02:59:53 PM »
He really does. He terrified me at first but then, I watched maybe the last three episodes, and I felt sorry for him, and then I liked him, and then... My reaction to the magic: "What? WHAT! After all he's gone through, you did WHAT?"
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 09:56:49 AM »
He was creepy in season 2 the one time we saw him.  Season 3 he's given a story, and its a sad one.  He's basically stuck with his life whether he likes it or not.  The whole "I will save my friends thing" exposition was a surprise.  I see it as a bit selfish because Hannah always wanted to do this for the rabbits and use the magic, and surely Silverweed could have seen that.  I don't know what he had to prove by doing it himself; he was already welcome on WSD.

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 02:49:47 PM »
I didn't found it selfish. Of course, Hannah wanted to help. But she said to Silverweed "I really wonder what will happen to me, when I use the magic". Then, Silverweed touches her and sees her future. Obviously, she doesn't know that she will die due to the spell (curiously, because the spell says it: "I gave myself for my friends sake"). So Silverweed only uses the magic to save Hannahs life.


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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 06:25:34 PM »
I agree with Silverwolf. Silverweed doesn't do what he does, because he wants to be more liked by Watershippers. He just wants to protect Hannah from whatever the price she would have to pay for using the Magic and save his home from Woundwort.

I prefer to think, that he lived for some time after the last episode (maybe a few months) and he was able to see Watership Down was safe and filled with new life. After all, with all those new couples, there would be a lots of kittens in no time. :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 12:19:55 PM »
Well, but even, Silverweed has to go, lets say a few day after the victory, he knew that Watership Down was safe and that it's filled with life, he could see when he arrived there ;)


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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 12:18:36 PM »
I know I'm bringing Hannah into a Silverweed thread, but I think I'll say it anyway.  We know that Silverweed sees that Hannah will die by using the magic.  Hannah apparently doesn't know, but would it have mattered if she did know?  She seemed pinned on the idea to use the magic all throughout the remainder of the final season I don't gather that the "high price to pay" would've bothered her much.  It sure didn't seem to.  Maybe it wouldn't have worked if she used it, so instead of the Black Rabbit you get the Great Mouse of Minsk or something... ;)

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 12:32:39 PM »
Quote from: Hawkbit on Feb 19 2014, 07:18:36 AM
Maybe it wouldn't have worked if she used it, so instead of the Black Rabbit you get the Great Mouse of Minsk or something... ;)
And then?

The Great Mouse of Minsk gazes at Woundwort and with a rumbling voice like thunder, it says:

"CHEESE!!"

 :lol


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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 06:38:41 PM »
Quote from: Quote:on 
Maybe it wouldn't have worked if she used it, so instead of the Black Rabbit you get the Great Mouse of Minsk or something...

Of Minsk? What does the capital of Belarus have anything to do with big mice? :D
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2014, 11:02:07 AM »
I'm sure you're toying with me.  In case you're not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6igEQFnk7w

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2014, 11:33:12 AM »
Ah... So it was a reference to the movie I didn't watch.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 06:47:06 PM »
Quote from: Myrkin on Feb 20 2014, 06:33:12 AM
Ah... So it was a reference to the movie I didn't watch.
You didn't watch it?  :blink Shame on you!  :p


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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2014, 11:31:53 AM »
Silver Web an extremely enigmatic character and my second favorite of the series. Has a hard life full of sadness, but ultimately it is happiness, but sacrifices for it. I love you Silverweeb =(
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2014, 07:27:21 PM »
I wonder how Silverweed would handle situations if he was more courageous. Obviously he is a poet and the warren found solace in his words (season 1). But how would he accept and transform his gift into becoming a leader of prayer in a place where death and deception are common (season 3)? Is he telling these rabbits that this is their only fate?
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2014, 02:07:31 PM »
Acording to the book, I believe he does.
These are his first words when he appears in the story:
Quote from: Quote:on 
"Rabbits need dignity and above all the will to accept their fate."
"There's another place -- another country, isn't there? We go there when we sleep; at other times, too; and when we die."