Island of the Blue Dolphins Movie Review Summary

Actors: Celia Kaye, Larry Domasin

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Karana is a young native woman living on an island off the coast of California with her tribe. But trouble starts when white men visit the island. When a dispute between the visitors and the tribe occurs over the right to hunt otter, the tribe finds itself in danger and decides to leave the island. They set off on a ship, but Karana's younger brother Ramo jumps into the ocean. Karana jumps off to save him, and they find themselves stranded on the island.
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Then, Ramo is killed by wild dogs. Karana finds herself isolated on the island. While she waits for rescue, she must risk hunting in order to survive, even though it is forbidden for women in her tribe. Can Karana survive long enough for help to come?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   surviving natural elements Terrain    -   island

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


Water?    -   Yes Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   food/shelter preoccupation    -   stranded Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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