"Hook" is really a story of protest. Clark is protesting the intrusion of human activity into wild life. The intrusions disrupt natural patterns of living and destroy as much as they build up. Hook, the hawk, has avoided the farmer and the farmer's domain by veering away, by altering his suvey of his own domain in order to avoid what he senses is his own predator. Yet, the farmer, in his arrogance and limited knowledge, drives Hook to doing the very thing he wrongly suspected him of doing: stealing chickens. The end is a violent as human's intrusion into nature.