Old Yeller Award winning author Fred Gipson wrote the classic Old Yeller (Anna). His inspiration came when a dog saved his grandfather from a rabid wolf (Anne). Likewise Old Yeller saves the family from many dangers of the Texan land. Travis a fourteen year old boy is responsible for taking his daddy’s position while he is out on a cattle drive. His dad promises him as horse to look after the family and take care of his father’s duties, but his dad tells him he really needs a dog. His last dog, Bella died of a rattlesnake bite and he just wasn’t ready for another one (Gipson 5). Then that Old Yeller dog shows up and Travis tried to get rid of him because all he would do was steal food and lay around he was not good for anything. Then he shows his worth to the family when he protects them and also helps Travis tend to the land. Through obstacles, Travis learns life lessons that include coming of age, responsibility, family bond, acceptance, hierarchy in nature, the helping hand, survival and good and bad times.
For this weeks journal I am reading "Harris and Me" by Gary Paulson. This excellent book starts off explaining the narrators (who goes by "me") situation. He has been raised by an angry, drunk mother and father. Finally CPS steps in and he is bounced back and forth from his relatives homes. The next relative he goes to live with is his distant cousins, the Larson's. The Larson's are what some people would call full blooded rednecks. The Larson's have a little bit of everything on their farm. Chickens, horses, cows, pigs are just to name a few. His cousin Harris is one of the messiest, craziest people he has ever met. Every time Harris lets a cuss word roll out of his mouth his fourteen year old sister Glennis gives him a licking for it. On the first morning he is on the farm Harris wakes him up before the sun has even risen and he's awful upset until he realizes that that's how things work on the farm. On his second day on the Larson farm he meets the dirty farm hand, Louie. Louie is the headrest working man he has ever seen. At dinner that night Louie had his food engulfed before the narrator could say "let's eat." The narrator and Harris are always getting into mischief. One day they got attacked by a rooster named Ernie. Ernie was the meanest thing you'd ever meet. Harris blamed his cousin that they got jumped. Harris said he would have he rooster had he not been distracted. Another day the narrator gets knocked out by Vivian the cow. After he woke from
Travis and Mama differently earned their keep abut for Old Yeller he earned it through loyalty. Old Yeller comes to the farm and Travis does not think to great of him but soon learns how loyal and protective he is when he saves Little Arliss from an angry mother bear. An angry mother bear is racing towards Little Arliss but Old Yeller comes through and fought her off to save Little Arliss's life. The second reason why Old Yeller is loyal is when he gathers up the hogs to be marked. Old Yeller uses his herding ability to round up thirty hogs to be marked for Travis. Finally Old Yeller showed his loyalty when he fights of a big loafer wolf sick with the deadly disease hydrophobia. Mama and the helpful Lizbeth our away burn a cow with hydrophobia when a loafer wolf comes up ready to
When the rabies-infested dog is first shot by Atticus and is witnessed by his two children, they perceive their father as radically changed. With their only perception as their father as a sensible, respectable man who is true to his beliefs and wise interpretation of the world.
The pages which precede the mad dog incident tell of Scout’s embarrassment over the fact that her father is somewhat older the father of her peers. Atticus wears glasses and reads rather than hunting and playing football like the father’s of many of her friends. Scout’s opinion is drastically changed, however, when Tim Robinson, an old dog, turns up, walking down the street towards the Finch’s house. It is immediately obvious that Tim is not healthy, and it soon becomes apparent that he is in fact rabid, and thus highly dangerous. Heck Tate, the sheriff, soon arrives, bringing with him a rifle which he hands to Atticus. Although he is initially unwilling, Atticus realises his duty to his community, and shoots the mad dog. Maudie Atkinson later tells Scout and Jem that Atticus was once “the deadest shot in Maycomb County”(Lee, 112). The children are shocked that their seemingly boring and non-violent father was actually a great marksman.
First in the book the boy, billy earned enough money to buy the dogs he wanted for a long time.he teaches them to hunt coons. He ends up entering them in a championship coon hunt. After a sad event his dogs passed away. Soon after he buried his dogs.
The hard-working ranch father loved his son but also lived by a realist unlike his son, “Last chance son, you had better pick a horse that you have some hope of riding one day” (Harrison 500). Kenneth’s mother Nell was very supportive to her son’s dreams and hopes of owning a colt. An author of New York times Rebecca Mead states, “We see private bedroom conversations between Rob and Nell, in which the mother, who recognizes her son’s dreaminess as an admirable sensitivity, not as an irritating handicap, challenges her stubborn husband’s rulings”. This support for her son is shown when the little filly is injured and Ken’s mother makes a poultice for the injury every
A theory that is commonly known from John Bowlby (1969) is his theory on attachment (Obadina, 2013). This theory shows the importance and understanding of relationships between one another (Obadina, 2013). The
OLD YELLER This was one of my favorite books during my childhood days. The book is a classic, and Disney later made it into a motion picture. the story’’s climax develops quickly by telling stories and adventures of a boy named Travis and his old stray yellow dog named Yeller.At the introduction of the book Travis is plowing corn in the garden when an old yellow darts bye and causes the mule to jump. He chases the dog out of the garden and curses at him. Then a few days later the stray dog ate some of the deer meat that was very important for the family’’s survival. Travis was very angered and threatened to kill the mischievious yellow dog, but his younger brother, Arliss, would not allow this.
The attachment theory is a theory by Bowlby that refers to the joint mutual relationship that babies experience and develop with their primary caregiver (Bowlby, 1982). This theory is not supported by research in various sceneries. However, even though the attachment theory began as an initiative, the clinical application to
Netmums (2013) suggested that children express their feelings of loss in different ways Bibliography Bretherton I. (1992). The origins of John Bowlby’s attachment theory. Available: http://www.psychology.sunysb.edu/attachment/online/inge_origins.pdf. Last accessed 01/03/2013.
When Will abruptly dropped out of the school of Kemper, he immediately went out in search of a job as a ranch hand. The Ewing ranch in Oklahoma Territory had an opening, and Will took it. He enjoyed his time working as a ranch hand so much, that when he was given his first month’s pay, he turned it down, because he felt that instead of working on the ranch, he was just visiting. The work Will experienced as a ranch hand on cattle drives were similar to his father’s early days when he also worked on a cattle ranch. Will was no longer a boy anymore, but a man. He eventually left the outfit in order to join several other cattle drives. Just like his father, Will knew he wanted to work with cattle.
Tolman 1 Old Yeller is a story of a boy with a lot of responsibilities and an ugly, stray, rascal dog who grow as one. I chose this book because the movie is one of my favorites and it is known as one of the best dog books of all time. I would definitely recommend this book for it's adventurous, sweetness, and loving the story line. This book tells of a boy who becomes the man of the house when his father left. After his father leaves, a dog shows up and was soon even though the boy named Travis didn't like him at first. As the story goes on, the strong and courageous dog protects the boy and his family, but can Travis protect Old Yeller?
The Application of the Theory of Attachment Many psychologists have come and gone, and many different theoretical orientations have been developed. With each orientation has come a new perspective on development, behaviour and mental processes. Some are similar, yet others could not be more contradictory. Attachment is one such theoretical orientation, developed by John Bowlby out of his dissatisfaction with other existing theories. Although Bowlby rejected psychoanalytical explanations for early infant bonds, the theory of attachment was influenced in part by the principles of psychoanalysis; in particular the observations by Ana Freud and Dorothy Burlingham of young children separated from
John Bowlby, a British psychologist (1907 to 1990) coined the term attachment. He was a psychiatrist and his influences were Freud, Melanie Klein and Lorenz. Bowlby’s attachment theory suggests that children come into the world biologically pre- programmed to form attachments with others as this will help them survive.