The book that I chose to present as my book talk was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. The genre of this book is fiction. There are many characters discussed in Island of the Blue Dolphins: Karana is the main character. She is a teenage girl whose father is the ruler of the island Chowig is the ruler of the island in the beginning of the story. He has a son and a daughter, Karana and Ramo Ramo is Karana’s brother and Chowig’s son. He is a young boy around the age of 10. Captain Orlov is the leader of the Aleuts who are the people that come to live on the island while they hunt otter pelts. Kimki is the leader that followed Chowig
The book takes place on a small island, called the island of the blues dolphins, in an unknown location. The tribe of Indians that Karana is a part of lives on this island. The theme of the novel is overcoming the past and all of its memories. This theme is portrayed throughout the entire book after Karana and Ramo are stranded on the island of the blue dolphins. The novel begins with a description of the island. The island is shaped as a dolphin which is why the island is called the island of the blue dolphins. In the beginning the Aleuts come and request to live on the island so they can hunt the otters that live off the shore. Chowig, the leader, was hesitant because in the past the Aleuts did the same thing and cheated them out of there payment for living on the island. Chowig ends up letting the Aleuts live on the island and hunt.
The day comes that the Aleuts have to leave. The Aleuts try to offer Chowig half of what there payment was supposed to be and Chowig will not let them leave. This causes a fight to break out between the men of the island and the Aleuts. The Aleuts had the men of the island outnumbered and ended up killing almost all the men and escaped paying nothing. After this the people of the island were left in a hard situation because the men that did all of the labor were dead...
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