In the book Old Yeller, Fred Gipson uses conflict to create the theme “don’t judge someone or something until you have gave it a chance.” One part of conflict in the book is when Travis wants to kill Old Yeller for stealing their meat. Travis started hating Old Yeller from the start and didn’t give him a chance. In this part of the book conflict shows this theme by Travis overcoming his fear and giving Old Yeller a chance. Another example from the book is when Old yeller protected little Arliss from the bear. Travis had hope in Old Yeller that he would save little Arliss after giving him a chance which proves the theme. Also later on in the book, Travis depended on Old Yeller to keep the cow still while he milked it. Therefore Travis gave old yeller chance which proves the theme.
"The moment I opened the door and looked up, and saw the meat was gone. It was tied to a rafter with bear-grass string braided together for string. Now nothing was hanging to the pole but the frazzled ends of snapped blades." pg. 16
Travis began to love Old Yeller. The book says " It was the big Yeller dog. He was roaring like a mad bull. He wasn't 1/3 as big an heavy as the she-bear. But when he piled into her from one side, he rolled her clear of her feet" pg. 58
Another part in the story where Travis shows he loves Old Yeller is when he says "Old Yeller seemed to know just what i wanted. He walked right up to where he could almost touch his nose to here and stood there, waging is stub tail." pg. 89
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