Island of The Blue Dolphins

Island of The Blue Dolphins
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The story is about a young girl named Karana who is living on a peaceful Island of the Blue Dolphins. The island was very peaceful until the Russian hunters (Aleuts) landed on the island to hunt for otters. Karana lived in a tough and lonely live on the island for many years. Karana developed friendship with animals and the Aleuts girl when she was on the island. Karana was rescued by a ship while the island was hit by earthquake and was able to finally escaped from the island to live a happy life.

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  • EXPOSITION
  • Island Of The Blue Dolphins Written By: Scott O'Dell Comic Strip Created by: Caris Ong Date: 9/21/18
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • There was a village on the island, Ghalas-at, where many people lived. Their leader was called Matasaip. There also was a father named Chief Chowig, he has a daughter, Karana, and a son, Ramo. The people who lived on the island did not like the Aleuts because they killed many people that lived on the island.
  • CLIMAX
  • One day a ship came to their island. The ship did not belong to the Aleuts. When the people came down to see Karana's village, the villager saw that the person was Russian. The Russians came to the island  to hunt for otters.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • The captain of the ship brought a chest of gold coins and jewelry to trade. There was an argument between the captain and Matisap over the furs price.  The captain killed Matasaip and many of the villagers. Then they left with the furs. The remaining villagers then ask for help from the mainland.
  • RESOLUTION
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  • Life was tough on the island. A ship came to rescue the remaining villagers.  However, Karana saw Ramo still on the island and she was on the ship getting ready to leave. So she jumped off the ship and swam towards the island.
  • One day by the side of the island, a pack of wolves attacked and killed Ramo.  Karana almost killed the leader of the pack, a white wolf.  But she decides to keep the wolf and names the wolf, Rontu. Rontu keeps her company on the island.
  • After a few years, Rontu dies and Karana gets a new red dog.  Karana starts to make friends with all the animals on the island.  Karana also met an Aleuts girl on the island. They became friends. Finally, the rescue ship came back to pick her up from the island since there was an earthquake.  Karana moved on to a new island. She lived a happy life after living a rough life on the Ghalas-at island all by herself.
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