Understanding Characters: The story of "Old Yeller" is told through the eyes of its main character, Travis. Readers not only learn what Travis does and says, but also what he thinks and feels. In the story, Travis and his little brother, Arliss, are caught in the same conflict. Readers learn about Arliss through his actions and what Travis tells about him. Comparing the two characters reveals more about each one's personality and their relationship. Look closely for details that tell you about Travis and Arliss. Think about their different reactions to situations. What do you learn about Travis from his response to events? What do you learn about Arliss? 1. After looking back in the story complete the graphic organizer below. 2. List thoughts, actions, and words for both Travis and Arliss to help you better understand each character. 3. Submit your response.