A boy, Tito, had a dog, who's also a friend of his, named Bimbo, and they lived in Pompeii. Tito had no parents or money. Everyday, Bimbo would search for food three times for three meals for both Tito and himself. They are loyal friends to each other.
Tito and Bimbo lived in Pompeii, a city near Mt. Vesuvius. Nobody in Pompeii worried about Vesuvius. One day, Tito and Bimbo eavesdrop on a group of people, who were discussing about Vesuvius. One man said that Vesuvius will erupt, but the other men were convinced that it's safe. the next day, Vesuvius erupted, frightening Pompeii citizens. Some people and animals, including Tito and Bimbo, fled to the harbor to escape by boat.
In this story, the protagonists are the people of Pompeii, who are trying to survive the antagonist, which is Mt. Vesuvius. The conflict in this story is an example of a man vs. nature conflict.
The theme of the story is to be caring and loyal to friends. Bimbo had shown an example of this theme to Tito. Bimbo urgently led Tito to safety, this shows that the dog cares about Tito's safety, not just his own. In the end, Tito shouts for Bimbo because he had concern for his dog. This shows that Tito also cares for Bimbo's safety.
The author's purpose was to entertain the readers. Although the story was based on a true event, it is a work of fiction to entertain the readers. The story contains a plot and fictional characters, which proves that the story is neither informing, persuading, or sharing details. Therefore, it's to entertain.
The characters of the story are not credible because they are fictional. Also, Bimbo acts more as a responsible boy than a dog, and Tito acts more of a dog than a boy. This seems rather unrealistic, supported by the fact that they are fictional.