“Hook” is a short story by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Hook is about a hawk named Hook, and is left as a child by its parents to survive all by him self. The author divides the story into sections to show the similarity between Hook’s life and the different life stages of a human’s life. In each section of the story, Hook matures to another stage in his life just as a human would. Hook needs his “hungers” which are flight, food, and mating to survive. .
Hook’s life cycle is related to a human’s life, it is in a circle. He was born, and learned how to survive by flying, finding food, and mating. Then, Hook progresses by being able to do more things by him self and can do things much easier. This is also related with humans because as humans grow older they become more independent and don’t need there parents as much. Later on, Hook is shot and wounded and has trouble finding food, like he did when he was first born. As well with humans, when one gets hurt or injured they revert back to a younger stage because they need more help doing everyday things. Finally, Hook’s life ends and so does all human life. Hook’s life is circular because at first Hook is born, and then he has trouble finding food. Next, he reaches a point when he is in his prime and can get food very easily, then, he has trouble finding food and doing things he used to be able to do again, and lastly, Hook dies.
In “Hook”, there are different sections. The author does this to show how Hook grows and matures throughout the story. Each section represents a different stage in Hook’s life. In the first section, Hook was just born and not long after his parents left him. Hook learns how to fly, and because of this he can capture and kill his prey easier. Also in this section he finds a female hawk and mates with her. In the next section, Hook becomes strong and can defend himself. He gets into fights with others and learns how to become a better hunter.