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Mr. Fox is the main character of Fantastic Mr. Fox. Even though he is a fox, he has many human traits, including wearing human clothes. Mr. Fox understands and speaks many different animal languages. He is also incredibly clever, smarter than most of the human characters in the story. Mr. Fox possesses a genius level intellect. He uses this intellect to steal food from the nasty farmers. He gives this food to his family and the other animals. Mr. Fox, while kind, can be overly confident, and this leads to the eventual discovery of his home. When the farmers then try to destroy his home, he again thwarts them and escapes.
Mrs. Fox is married to the protagonist, Mr. Fox. Mrs. Fox is exceedingly kind and loyal to her husband. In fact, she is the one who coined the nickname “Fantastic Mr. Fox” for her husband. She is also the mother of his four children. She is a good mother, and makes sure that her children are always taken good care of. Mrs. Fox also cooks all of the food that Mr. Fox poaches from the farmers.
The Small Foxes
In the book, Mr. and Mrs. Fox are parents to four small children, who are referred to as the collective group “The Small Foxes.” The four foxes are eager to help their father. They want to assist him in any way that they can. The Small Foxes are willing to do whatever it takes, no matter what the danger is. They live in the burrow and don’t have that large of a part.
Boggis is one of the antagonists of Fantastic Mr. Fox. He is a chicken farmer and raises thousands of chickens on his farm. Boggis is also incredibly, massively obese. He eats multiple chickens every single day, as well as buckets of dumplings. Mr. Fox steals from him by sneaking into the chicken coops and getting chickens. Boggis is very mean, and will stop at nothing in his single minded pursuit of Mr. Fox.
Farmer Bunce is another antagonist in Fantastic Mr. Fox. He raises ducks and geese, and keeps thousands on his land. He is also overweight, but Bunce is a midget. He is described as being around four feet tall. Bunce is rich, and infuriated with Fox. Bunce is relatively intelligent and tries to trap Mr. Fox in his burrow. Of course, this fails.
Farmer Bean is the third antagonist in Fantastic Mr. Fox. He raises turkeys and apples, although he cares more for the apples. Farmer Bean is the smartest of the three farmers, and he comes up with the plan to trap the Fox family. Of course, this plan ultimately backfires. Farmer Bean eats no food. Instead, he subsists solely on gallons of hard apple cider, which he makes himself. This results in Farmer Bean being grotesquely thin.
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No, I don't believe the farmers wil discover the tunnel..... unless, of course, Dahl decides to write a sequel and needs them to switch locations. The farmers finding and destroying the tunnel would give Dahl the opening of a whole new story.