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The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

 


PLOT STRUCTURE ANALYSIS


The plot of Hoot begins from one of the first days that Roy Eberhardt attends his new school in Coconut Cove, Florida. It follows after this point chronologically until Roy and his friends face down the executives from Mother Paula’s Pancake House. The plot goes back and forth between Roy’s experiences and those of Officer Delinko and........

 

THEMES - THEME ANALYSIS


Growing Up

The theme of growing up is the most relevant of the novel. It is applicable to any young person who might read this book and learn through Roy’s example. It emphasizes that growing up means adjusting to change even when we don’t want to; it means making decisions based on a balance between the head and the........

Corruption

Another theme is corruption. This is another important idea presented to the young people who might read this novel. It presents the reality of the world, that there are people who do bad things out of selfishness and greed, and they often impact in devastating ways to people around them. Presenting this in opposition........

Parental Love

A third theme is that of parental love. This lesson is seen in the juxtaposition of the Eberhardts and the Leeps. The Eberhardts love Roy and hold him to high standards of behavior. They are also willing to admit when they’re wrong and offer Roy the opportunity to make his own choices and learn from his own ........

Integrity

A final theme concerns integrity. Roy’s decision to take up the cause of the owls shows that he values ........


RISING ACTION


The rising action begins in chapter one when Roy first sees the running boy and out of curiosity and the.......


FALLING ACTION


The falling action occurs when everyone turns against Chuck Muckle and Mother Paula’s Pancake House at .......


POINT OF VIEW


Third-person omniscient. It is written omnisciently as if viewed by a source outside all the action.


AUTHOR'S STYLE


The author’s style for Hoot can only be described as somewhat tongue-in-cheek while at the same time expressing some serious ideas for the young readers he targets. For example, he uses silly names for the characters like Chuck Muckle, Beatrice Leep, Mullet Fingers, and Napoleon Bridger. The characters are often.........


The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a multiple-choice quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

 

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