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The novel is written only from Karana's point of view (first person)
Very frank and matter of fact. Narrative voice is flowing and very metaphorically expressive.
Ghalas-at, an island off the coast of California, also known as San Nicolas, between 1835 and 1853
Island of the Blue Dolphins does not rely heavily on foreshadowing. The most prominent case occurs at the beginning of the novel, where Chowig's attitude suggests past difficulties with the Aleuts. A disastrous battle between Karana's people and the Aleuts follows.
The white men rescue Karana from the island.
The arrival of the white men on Ghalas-at
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