Hold onto your hats, campers! More startling evidence of George's rabbitness has just come to light.
While reviewing (for scholarly purposes) the video "This Song", I found more incontrovertible evidence of George's true nature. It's quite easy to miss on the first pass, but on reviewing this vid I was suddenly riveted by a pair of bunny ears flopping around in the background, and had to investigate further. A freeze-frame analysis reveals the pain and burden that George feels about his undeniable rabbity essence.
In this first pic, we see George literally chained to an overpowering presence. It is easy to take this image at face value, but the specter of rabbithood looming in the background puts the lie to such a simplistic interpretation.
The rabbit is easy to miss at the back of the crowd, but he dominates the path that George must tread (more on this later). The rabbit is wearing clothes that uncannily match the policeman's uniform--white on top, darker clothes beneath. Through this visual reinforcement, George is trying to tell us that the thing he is chained to is not really the long arm of the law, but his inescapable rabbithood.
Furthermore, on the Beatles very first album, George sings "Chains". This song choice shows how, even back at the beginning, George felt trapped by his rabbit nature. The following lyrics are particularly telling: Chains, well I can't break away from these chains
Can't run around
'cause I'm not free
We have already established that George is fleet of foot. Why can't he run? Why does he literally stumble in this video? Because he is chained to his bunny nature, irrevocably linked.
In this next frame, we see George blatantly surrendering to the reality of the situation. He is dragged forcibly off to face his rabbitness, which has been lurking in the background all the time.
I understand these revelations are sometimes difficult to accept, but it is clear that George has been working out the relationship to his rabbitness for some time. It is a comfort to know that he had many friends who rallied to his side to offer their support. Bless you, George!