Old Yeller Discussion Questions

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Travis tells the reader a tidbit of what is going to happen next, such as "I guess you can see why I nearly died when a man rode up one day and claimed Old Yeller." Chapter 7, pg. 88. How does this way of narrating add or take away from the overall story?

Describe times in the novel when Travis feels he is doing a good job taking care of things while Papa is gone along with times when he feels he is in over his head. Do they seem justified? How does Papa's advice help Travis in taking care of the family?

Give examples of the things Travis and his family must do in the novel in order to survive. In what ways does Old Yeller help out? How do these tasks affect the themes of the novel?

Bud Searcy is a minor character in the story. In...

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