THE FANTASTIC MR FOX BOOK

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Fantastic Mr Fox is a children's novel written by British author Roald Dahl. It was published in Awards[edit]. In , Fantastic Mr Fox was awarded the Read Aloud BILBY Award from the Children's Book Council of Australia. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a fantastic book! There are a lot of cliffhangers in this book! All the characters are unique and interesting in their own way. The animals have . Start by marking “Fantastic Mr. Fox” as Want to Read: Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. This is a short blogpost taken from Thoughts on Roald Dahl: The BFG, The Witches & Fantastic Mr. Fox.


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Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox features three horrid farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - who really hate cunning Mr Fox. Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 1. Roald Dahl. Fantastic Mr Fox. 1 The Three Farmers. Down in the valley there were three farms. The owners of these farms had done well. They were rich men.

This problem is alluded to in the book, in the chapter entitled Badger has Doubts.

When Badger asks Mr. Fox is all this stealing doesn't bother him, he is worried that what they are doing is wrong. Fox's reply was to point out that anyone would steal food whose kids were starving to death, and that presently, the three farmers were destroying both of their homes and threatening the lives of their own children, and many other families lives as well.

Fantastic Mr Fox

So if they were stealing, it was from murderous creeps, and for a good cause. Who wouldn't do the same? Hence, a starting point for the discussion our moral intuitions might begin with Mr. Fox's own declared attempt to justify his behavior. Fox steals food from Boggis, Bunce, and Bean to feed himself and his family Were you taught that it is always wrong to steal?

What are the reasons for thinking that it is always wrong to steal? Is it wrong for Mr. Fox to steal? Why or why not? Does the fact that he steals food so that his children will not starve somehow make it better, or "less wrong? Do you think that there was a better way for Mr.

Fox to feed his family, one that didn't involve stealing? If so, should Mr. Fox have done that instead? Boggis, Bunce, and Bean vow to destroy Mr. Fox at all costs.

In the process of trying to kill Mr. Fox, the farmers destroy the entire hill he lives in. How does this harm others? Did the farmers mean to hurt others?

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Is it wrong for the farmers to want to kill Mr. How about his family? How about all the others harmed, was it wrong to harm them? Did the three farmers think about the consequences of their actions? What were the consequences?

Make a list. Do you think the farmers will ever catch Mr.

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We ask ourselves two questions: Why, in general, do we seem collectively to believe that it is wrong to steal? What about what Mr.

Fox does makes it seem to us as if he is doing something right here? This problem is alluded to in the book, in the chapter entitled Badger has Doubts.

When Badger asks Mr. Fox is all this stealing doesn't bother him, he is worried that what they are doing is wrong. Fox's reply was to point out that anyone would steal food whose kids were starving to death, and that presently, the three farmers were destroying both of their homes and threatening the lives of their own children, and many other families lives as well.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

So if they were stealing, it was from murderous creeps, and for a good cause. Who wouldn't do the same?

Hence, a starting point for the discussion our moral intuitions might begin with Mr. Fox's own declared attempt to justify his behavior. Fox steals food from Boggis, Bunce, and Bean to feed himself and his family.

As a result of having to dig deeper into the ground, Mr. Fox, and his friends dig tunnels to the food cellars of each of the farmers, and steal lots and lots of things. Badger begins to have doubts about the heist. This book module deals with ethics.

It is well suited to more advanced philosophers. You can download this book on site. Recent Changes - Search: View Edit History Print. This website was developed with the assistance of the Squire Family Foundation. Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion By Jayme Johnson Fantastic Mr Fox is a thrilling story of one brave father fox's attempts to keep his family safe and fed.

Fox steals food from Boggis, Bunce, and Bean to feed himself and his family Were you taught that it is always wrong to steal? What are the reasons for thinking that it is always wrong to steal?

Is it wrong for Mr. Fox to steal? Why or why not? Does the fact that he steals food so that his children will not starve somehow make it better, or "less wrong?

Do you think that there was a better way for Mr. Fox to feed his family, one that didn't involve stealing? If so, should Mr. Fox have done that instead?

Boggis, Bunce, and Bean vow to destroy Mr. Cornered by their enemies, Mr. Fox and his family, and all the other underground creatures that lived around the hill, begin to starve. After three days trapped underground, Mr. Fox devises a plot to acquire food. Working from Mr. Fox's memory of the routes he has taken above ground, he and his children tunnel through the ground and wind up burrowing to one of Boggis' four chicken houses.

Fox kills several chickens and sends his eldest son to carry the food back home to Mrs. On the way to their next destination, Mr.This is not my favourite Roald Dahl book I'll always pick Matilda or I assume you're supposed to read these when you're I've lost a few chickens to a hawk and terminal fright from a fox attack, but I've never blamed the predators.

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