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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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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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There are many similarities between the novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen and the movie by the same name. It is almost easier to explain what is different because the movie does follow the book very...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016 8:38 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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In Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, Dana is an antagonist. He is a bully, and in the opening scene of the book, he ambushes the main character, Roy Eberhardt. Dana smashes Roy's face against the bus...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2016 3:48 am UTC

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In Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, chapter twenty describes the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Mother Paula's pancake house that is about to be built in Coconut Cove, Florida. The townspeople and...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2016 5:03 am 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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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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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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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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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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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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I had to read the question over a couple of times to make sure that Dana Matherson was actually included in the character comparison. It is fairly easy to compare the similarities between Roy and...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016 2:21 pm UTC

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In the Epilogue of Hoot, Mullet Fingers's mother, Lonna, first wants her son to live with the family again, mainly because she hopes to remain in the limelight because of his fame. Mullet Fingers...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2016 8:23 pm 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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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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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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In Hoot, when the day of the groundbreaking for the new Mother Paula's restaurant finally arrives, Kimberly Lou Dixon, the actress who plays Mother Paula, gets a chance to speak to the crowd. As...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2016 11:30 pm UTC

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Miss Hennepin is the vice principal of Trace Middle School. Readers are introduced to this character in chapter two of Hoot. The chapter begins with Roy seeing the running boy again, and Roy...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2019 1:47 pm UTC

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In the book Hoot, Roy breaks Dana's nose. Roy does not mean to break Dana's nose. Dana Matherson is a lot bigger than Roy, and he is the school bully. Roy is new to the area, and rides the same bus...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2010 11:33 am UTC

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Roy's father teaches his son to act rationally and talk about problems. He gives guidance and advice, and trusts Roy to make good decisions on his own. Roy has talked about fighting with his...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2008 2:17 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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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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After Roy does some internet research on the burrowing owls, known as Athene cunicularia floridana, he stops at the local bait shop and purchases a box of live crickets. He stops by the junk yard...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2016 9:35 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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In Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot, the initial conflict between Beatrice "The Bear" Leep and Roy Eberhardt is about Roy's interest in the running boy. Roy notices the barefoot boy in chapter one as Dana...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 2:37 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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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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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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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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In the book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, Roy Eberhardt has just moved to Coconut Cove, Florida. He first notices the running boy, who turns out to be Napoleon Leep, better known as Mullet Fingers, while...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017 5:18 pm UTC

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Officer Delinko reveals something about his past and something about his integrity when he asks Mr. Eberhardt to write him a letter of praise for his personnel file. By asking for the letter,...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2015 3:24 pm 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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Beatrice and Dana were both bullies to Roy when he first moved to Coconut Cove, Florida. Dana bullied Roy for sport--he had a reputation for it. Beatrice was a bully to Roy because of his curiosity...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2016 12:15 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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In the book Hoot, Roy's bicycle is taken by Beatrice Leep. Roy had ridden his bicycle to the golf course, where he had hoped to find a mysterious running boy who calls himself Mullet Fingers....

Latest answer posted March 28, 2010 11:47 am 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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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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