by Fred Gipson.
old yeller is a dog that showed up at the Coates house in the salt licks. The old yeller is a old golden dog that is very dirty and is missing a ear.He is very helpful and caring.(Protagonist)
Travis is a boy whos father just left and is with his mom and his brother arliss. One day a dog showed up at his house and is taking there food. Travis does not like this dog and wants to shoot him. Little arliss asked mom if he can meep him and mom said yes. Travis is now frustrated. Until old yeller helps travis by catching food and travis is starting to kind of like him. (protagonist)
Mrs.Coates is the mom of two boys (travis,Arliss). The moms husband went away for a while to try and sell the cattle to get some money for the family. They live in a small house and barely have enough money to survive. Travis one of her sons has to go and shoot to get food. (Protagonist)
Conflict and plot
The conflict in this story is Travis has to go get all the food for the family and he family is very poor but has enough money to live. There are a lot of good things and bad things in this story. The old yeller dog is in Travis s way he says! He want to shoot him but he doesn't . When the old yeller dog starts helping arliss and Travis they all start to like him. Then somebody tried and take old yeller away and arliss or Travis wouldn't let him so ithe only way he would give the dog back is if he asked his mom to make a good homemade meal . Travis asked his mom and his mom said ok. Then Travis and arliss got the dog back and the man got his meal. (Man vs man). (Man vs nature)