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Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot addresses the problems of bullying as well as environmental destruction. The main problem that is woven throughout the novel is the problem of the burrowing owls that are...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2017, 10:06 pm (UTC)

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The main setting in the novel Hoot is in Coconut Cove, Florida, a small town. The main character Roy often compares his new home in Florida to his old home in Montana. The specific settings...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018, 5:28 pm (UTC)

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The simple answer to this question is that Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen, is set in the present day. If we wish to be more specific, we can say that since Hoot was published in 2002, it is set in the...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2016, 2:23 am (UTC)

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Roy has a very good relationship with his parents, which stands in stark contrast to those of other kids and their folks in the story. One only has to think of how Dana and his mother interact with...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2021, 12:29 pm (UTC)

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Although the movie "Hoot" stays very close to the main themes in the book of the same name, and in many places, the plot line and dialogue are exactly the same, there are a number of...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2008, 2:41 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in chapter 17. Chuck is explaining to Curly that the plan is to lock up the building site for a full 48 hours. Chuck doesn't want anything getting in the...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2018, 1:43 am (UTC)

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When Roy first sees the running boy, who turns out to be Mullet Fingers, he is described as very tan, with blond hair, and a wiry build. He is wearing an old basketball jersey, dirty shorts, and no...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016, 1:02 am (UTC)

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I believe that this question is asking about events that are described in chapter 1. The chapter breaks from Roy and Dana having an altercation on the bus to Officer Delinko arriving at the...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2021, 12:24 am (UTC)

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Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot consists of twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. In chapter twenty, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mother Paula's pancake house is taking place. Mullet Fingers,...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2016, 4:30 am (UTC)

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One problem that runs throughout the story is the problem of the owls being threatened by the construction of the new restaurant. Through the efforts of Mullet Fingers, Roy, and Beatrice, the...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2019, 8:41 pm (UTC)

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Thanks to Mullet Fingers, Roy becomes something of an environmentalist, an eco-warrior determined to stop Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House from destroying the natural habitat of some...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2021, 8:16 am (UTC)

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Officer Delinko is a hard-working and dedicated police officer. The problem is that he doesn't have much to do as a member of the Coconut Grove police force. That's why he leaps at the chance to...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2019, 9:16 am (UTC)

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Chapter 1: Cause = Dana smashes Roy's face against the bus window. Effect = Roy notices a strange running boy. Chapter 2: Cause = Dana tries to stop Roy from getting off the bus. Effect = Roy...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2017, 7:51 pm (UTC)

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Carl Hiaasen is a vivid writer, and there are a number of examples of figurative language in chapter fourteen of Hoot. I personally was struck by the many examples of alliteration he uses...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2021, 4:53 am (UTC)

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In the book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, one of the main conflicts is that Mullet Fingers (whose real name is Napoleon Leep) is trying to stop construction on a Mother Paula's restaurant. He is trying to...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2016, 5:04 pm (UTC)

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The owls in Hoot are symbolic on at least three levels. Most obviously, the owls symbolize wildlife and natural habitats that are at risk of extinction or harm from residential and commercial...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016, 8:42 pm (UTC)

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Officer Delinko volunteers to go out early to the site of the future home of Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House to see if he can catch the prankster who has been pulling up the survey stakes...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016, 4:54 pm (UTC)

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I will provide answers for Chapters 1-18. Chapter One: There are three main problems in this chapter. The first one involves Roy's relationship with Dana Matherson, the school bully. The second one...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2017, 7:50 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found early in chapter one. Readers are told that Roy has lived in ten different places during his life. He is a young teenager, so that means his family is...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2019, 5:44 pm (UTC)

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On one level, no, he isn't justified in doing this. Vandalism is a criminal offense, and no one should break the law, especially not someone of Mullet Fingers' tender years. At the same time,...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019, 9:50 am (UTC)

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Here is some information about Mullet Fingers--which will contain spoilers about the end of the story. A runaway who lives in the woods and the junkyard, he is Beatrice Leep's step-brother, and his...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016, 1:18 pm (UTC)

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Officer Delinko's not the most dynamic of police officers. He may fancy himself an ace detective, but in actual fact, his policing skills leave something to be desired. Delinko wants to find out...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2021, 11:09 am (UTC)

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Beatrice takes Roy's bike in order to coerce him into giving her the answers she wants from him. She is suspicious that Roy is trying to find her brother Mullet Fingers who escaped from a boarding...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2013, 6:02 pm (UTC)

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When Roy Eberhardt first comes to Coconut Cove, Florida, he is not happy about it. The move is a massive transition from where he previously lived in Montana. Not only did Roy and his family move a...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2021, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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Roy and Mullet Fingers are alike in many ways. The boys are about the same age and size; Roy's shoes fit Mullet Fingers. They both appreciate nature. Both boys are clever, coming up with ingenious...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2016, 4:16 am (UTC)

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The story takes place in the fictitious town of Coconut Cove, Florida (though there's actually a resort by that name). To many people, Florida conjures up images of palm trees and golden sun-kissed...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2018, 11:51 am (UTC)

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The concept of bullying plays a major role in Hiaasen's story. The fact that the opening of the story involves Roy being bullied by Dana and his people helps to establish the opening of the story....

Latest answer posted July 3, 2011, 12:44 pm (UTC)

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Beatrice and Roy have slightly similar families, but in most ways their families are different. Both Beatrice and Roy are their biological parents' only children. Both Beatrice's and Roy's fathers...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2016, 8:50 pm (UTC)

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In the book Hoot, Roy's bike tire gets a flat because Beatrice bites a hole in it. At the end of chapter six, Roy rides his bike to the construction yard. He is looking for Mullet Fingers,...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2016, 2:06 pm (UTC)

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Roy and Officer Delinko are both alike in that they always strive to do the right thing. They may not seem like much on the surface, but their hearts are in the right place, and that's what...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2020, 11:14 am (UTC)

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Roy has twice caught a glimpse of a mysterious running boy as he is looking out the window of the schoolbus in the afternoon. Consumed by curiosity, he precipitously gets off the bus the second...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2009, 12:05 pm (UTC)

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Napoleon Bridger, better known as Mullet Fingers, is a wonderful character. He is a beautiful combination of some of the most eccentric naturalists from across history and pop culture. Two specific...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2021, 1:52 pm (UTC)

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Hoot nicely wraps up just about every conflict. The major thing that concludes is that the construction of the restaurant has been stopped. Roy, Mullet Fingers, and Beatrice successfully prove to...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2018, 2:09 pm (UTC)

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Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot tells the story of middle school protagonist Roy Eberhardt. He frequently moves to new places due to his father's job. He isn't in Coconut Cove, Florida for very long...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2021, 2:06 am (UTC)

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A symbol, of course, is something that stands for something else. In literature, and especially in novels, symbols become a very important bit of figurative language. This book is no exception. In...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2015, 2:44 pm (UTC)

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Being a newcomer in the town of Coconut Cove, Roy does not have many friends. Upon his first encounter with mullet fingers, he simply refers to him as "the running boy," as he spots him running...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2019, 11:27 pm (UTC)

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There are several possible reasons why Roy, the main character in Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, is interested in the running boy. One of the main reasons is that Roy's interest in the running boy is...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016, 6:57 pm (UTC)

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Several things about the running boy intrigue Roy. Roy first sees him when Roy is on the school bus on the way to school. The fact that the boy, who looks to be about Roy's age, is not getting on...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016, 5:02 pm (UTC)

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In Chapter 1 of Hoot, Roy is riding the bus to school on a Monday morning. An older boy named Dana is bullying Roy by smashing his face against the bus window and squeezing Roy's head with his...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2016, 8:39 pm (UTC)

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The answer to your question is found in chapter eight of Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot. Roy has moved ten times in his life due to his father's job. Because of this frequent moving, he has encountered...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2016, 4:00 am (UTC)

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Mullet Fingers, or Napoleon Bridger, is so passionate about saving the owls because he identifies strongly with nature. Being outside, barefoot, and spending time among the wildlife has been his...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2016, 5:20 am (UTC)

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The answer to the question of why Roy tries to catch a mullet fish is found in the Epilogue to Carl Hiaasen's novel, Hoot. Roy is at Beatrice's soccer game and is remembering his time with Mullet...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2016, 3:09 am (UTC)

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Roy thought that fighting back against Dana Matherson would be a waste of time because Dana outweighed him by about fifty pounds. For his part, Roy distracted himself by watching a strange boy...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2016, 4:37 pm (UTC)

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Hoot tells the story of how Roy, Beatrice, and Mullet Fingers saved a group of owls from having their habitat destroyed by a construction project. The story is told from a third person perspective;...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2020, 4:13 pm (UTC)

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Roy's father, Mr. Eberhart, helps his son in two very important ways. First, he helps Roy to decide what he should do about an injustice about which he feels very strongly. And then, when the...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2009, 12:49 pm (UTC)

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When Roy discovers the bag of cottonmouth snakes that Mullet Fingers is keeping in chapter five, readers are as confused as Roy is. This is the first time Roy meets Mullet Fingers, but Roy doesn't...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016, 2:13 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question could vary depending on exactly which time you are asking about in reference to Beatrice helping Roy. I would say that the first time that Beatrice offers to help Roy...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2019, 3:27 am (UTC)

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Roy's family is comparatively ideal, and his parents are intelligent, reasonable, and supportive. When Roy has problems, he is unafraid to go to his parents for advice, and together they examine...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2009, 3:56 pm (UTC)

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I believe that this question is meant to be asked during a person's first read of the book. It's tough for me to answer it completely truthfully because I know what is happening to the construction...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2016, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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Yes, it is consistent with Roy's character. Roy is not a show boating kind of character. He is not the class clown. He is not the captain of the football team. He is not the prom king, and he is...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2015, 2:41 pm (UTC)

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