See additional note below, after the Mukat entry. Character Groups The Ghalas-at The tribe that inhabited the island at the beginning of the story. Rontu-Aru is so similar to Rontu that Karana often forgets that they are not one in the same. They teach each other the words of their own languages and try to communicate — and have fun doing so.
Mukat The other of the two gods who ruled the world and quarreled. It is he that goes out alone to prepare a new home for the people of Ghalas-at after their battle with the Aleuts. Nor did I kill seals for their sinews, using instead kelp to bind the things that needed it.
He is very old, but respected. He is difficult to control. Rather than using Russian hunters, the Russians used Aleut hunters. Before she leaves the island, she paints the sign on her face that menas she is unmarried.
As she explores her island, Karana discovers ancient artifacts and a large squid which she calls a devilfish. Karana cared for her and, at first, named her Mon-a-nee, the masculine version of Won-a-nee. Kimki The man who replaced Chief Chowig as the leader. In her culture, that stuff is for boys and men only.
He became the leader of the wild dogs on the island and was their leader at the time of the killing of Ramo. As she tells us, the only thing that upset her was that her "beautiful yucca skirt" got ruined in the swim.
Karana soon finds a young dog that looks like Rontu and takes him in naming him Rontu-Aru meaning "Son of Rontu".
She does not like the dress, but Karana realizes that it is part of her new life. I had an otter cape for my shoulders, which I used until it wore out, but never again did I make a new one. After he causes himself and Karana to be stranded on the island, he, with his belief that he is invincible, goes to get a canoe from the place that the tribe hid them, and is attacked by wild dogs.
They come to the island in a boat with red sails. We sat there on the rock until the sun was in the west and played this game. DoolittleKarana becomes a friend not just to Rontu, but to all of the animals.
How perfect for her. Karana has a lot of interactions with animals where she could use violence, but chooses not to. By the end of the book, she views the animals on the island not as prey or pelts, but as her friends.
When the book opens, she is twelve years old, the daughter of the chief of Ghalas-at. Captain Orlov The Russian captain who arrives with the Aleuts to hunt for sea otters at the beginning of the story.
Through much of the tale she is the only person on the island.
The story takes place between and It refers to the men from the mainland and includes the men from the mission. Here she fully celebrates the life of animals instead of their death.The Island of the Blue Dolphins study guide contains a biography of Scott O.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. Home / Literature / Island of the Blue Dolphins / Characters / When her little brother Ramo gets left all alone on the island, Karana throws herself off the side of the ship to stay with her brother on the island. This tells us a lot about Karana as a character: first, of course, that she's.
Nov 10, · Island of the Blue Dolphins has often been celebrated for its portrayal of a strong female character, but no one, that I can find, has noted the marked parallels between this part of Karana’s story and American life during and just after World War II.
In this lesson, we will explore the character, Karana, from the novel, 'Island of the Blue Dolphins,' by Scott O'Dell. An amazing young girl who grows into a woman, Karana is a unique and fascinating character in this novel. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.
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The main character in this novel, Karana, is an unlikely heroine. Not only is Karana a woman of colour, (a trait severely lacking in popular YA heroines today), but she focuses solely on surviving and keeping her resilient spirit throughout this book.Download