" Hoot" Character Analysis

Nevaeh Rocha, February 7th, 2014

" Except for the fence with it's fading streamers, the land bore no sign that the pancake-house people had ever been there." ( p.g 288). In the novel, " Hoot", by Carl Hiaasen, Roy, Mullet Fingers, and Beatrice were trying to save burrowing owls from a construction site. In " Hoot", we learned to Stand Up For What You Believe In.

In the beginning, Mullet Fingers was the only one that knew about the owls and he was trying to save them. As in the book, " Some kids came on the property and pulled a bunch of sticks out of the ground. ( p.g 7 ). Mullet Fingers came on to the site and pulled out all the survey sticks, trying to save the owls. By doing that, he was hoping to stall the construction workers. Even though he was a kid and the workers were adults, Mullet Fingers did not give on the owls.

In the middle, Roy found out about Mullet Fingers, so Roy decided to help him save the owls. The author said, " The boy led Roy to a hole in a grassy patch of ground. At the entrance of the hole, Mullet Fingers placed two hamburger balls." ( p.g 123 ). Roy wanted to to save the owls also, so he joined Mullet Fingers and Beartrice. They tried to sabotage the construction site, so the construction site workers will give up and leave meaning that they stood up to the workers.

At the end, Roy, Mullet Fingers, Beatrice, and a bunch more people teamed up against the pancake- house people to save the owls. As I. The novel, " Roy watched in wonderment as more and more kids slipped out of the crowd and begun joining hands, forming a human barricade around Beatrice's self- buried step- brother." (p.g 274). Lots of kids were creating a barricade around Mullet Fingers, who was in the ground, for the owls. Lots of people cared about the owls, so the stood up to the pancake house people.

In " Hoot", we learned to Stand Up For What We Believe In. We learned to Stand Up to people if something is not right. We also learned. That is someone is being unfair, do something about it.

Carl Hiaasen

Works Cited:

Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. New York: Yearling, 2002. Print.

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