Study Guide Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell|
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FREE LITERATURE NOTES: THE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS
Rontu left their home and did not return. This was unusual. Karana worried if they would still be friends or if he would return to living with the wild dogs. She knew that she would never again make plans to kill him.
One day Karana took the canoe to the cave as she had planned. Afterward,
she climbed up the cliff. She then heard the wild dogs. She went toward
the sound. She saw an encounter between Rontu and two dogs from the pack.
The pack was nearby. Karana wanted to help Rontu by spearing the two dogs,
but decided not to do so. In the long run, she thought that it would not
help. Rontu was successful against the two dogs. Afterward, he returned
to their house and never left her again.
Karana was wise when she decided not to help Rontu. There was a good
end result. But, it must have been difficult for her to watch him and
Because of plentiful rain there was an abundance of flowers. And there were many birds, including some that Karana had never seen. She decided to keep the offspring of these strange visitors. She clipped their wings. When she eventually let their wing feathers grow out, they continued to stay nearby.
Karana made herself a skirt of yucca fibers. She put flowers in her
hair and made a wreath of flowers for Rontu's neck. Dressed this way,
they walked on the island and were happy.
Karana could have looked at her life and felt bad. There was uncertainty about her safety. There were no people to whom she could talk. But, she did not concentrate on these things. Instead, she looked at the beautiful birds and flowers and was happy.
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