Thursday, July 5, 2007

island of the blue dolphins(courage)mike

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life. The girl name karana show her great courage and will to survive alone on her small island braving the fierce dogs and the wild weather.In an effort to escape Aleutian seal hunters in the early 1800s, the Indians of Ghalas-at board a ship to leave the Island of the Blue Dolphins. When 12-year-old Karana finds that her younger brother is not on board, she use great courage to dive into the sea and swims back to the island in search of him dispited. Years pass and Karana waits for the ship to return. In the meantime, she builds shelters, gathers food, makes clothing, fashions weapons, and conquers the wild dogs that killed her younger brother.. She lives out her solitary life on this island for many years hoping that a ship will eventually come and take her to where her family and village have moved. It is only after eighteen long years that she is rescued and taken to a mission. It also depicts karana.character whose courage and determination help her survive against nearly impossible odds.

1 Comment:

Ms Dawn Chia said...

She is really ahead of her times, don't you think? She epitomises all the qualities of a 21st century woman - independent, determined, great strength and will power.