Jim's talk with Travis is a model of parental wisdom, understanding, and patience. He accepts and validates Travis' feelings completely, and does not try to minimize or talk him out of them.
Contrast that with Lisbeth, who tries to comfort Travis by encouraging him to "come to like the pup. Travis was not just reluctant to adopt Old Yeller at first -- he was downright hostile because of the loss of his first dog, Belle. That, at the end of the movie, he is able to accept Young Yeller more easily shows how much he has grown up. Families can talk about how the Coates family lives in Old Yeller. How do they get their food, talk, and behave in ways that are different and similar to families today? How do the characters in Old Yeller demonstrate compassion and integrity?
Why are these important character strengths?
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Positive Messages. Sexy Stuff. What parents need to know Parents need to know that Old Yeller is a classic s tearjerker about love and loss between a frontier family and a dog. Continue reading Show less. Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Adult Written by ProudMother June 15, I wanted my son to read it to h Continue reading. Report this review. Parent Written by Melissa L.
February 15, Traumatized by this movie Seriously commonsesnse? I was traumatized by this in and you are recommending it. A boy has to kill his hero dog. One short ear had been chewed clear off and his tail had been bobbed so close to his rump that there was hardly stub enough left to wag. You had a dog when you were little, but Arliss has never had one. He's too little for you to play with, and he gets lonely. It's too late after they've already bitten or scratched you. He can get the wits scared clear out of him today and by tomorrow have forgotten all about it. I'm promising that I'll be back.
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But now I was laid up, and here was a girl handling my work about as good as I could. And I'm mighty proud to learn how my boy stood up to it. You couldn't ask any more of a grown man. Continue Reading.