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What does Rontu mean in Island of the Blue Dolphins?

What does Rontu mean in Island of the Blue Dolphins?

Fox Eyes
After the fourth night, Karana names him Rontu, which means ‘Fox Eyes. ‘ Rontu becomes Karana’s constant companion as she moves about the island each day.

What does Rontu ARU mean?

Rontu-Aru. Literally “son of Rontu,” this is Rontu’s son, who Karana befriends after Rontu dies.

Why does Karana talk to Rontu?

All the time she works on the canoe, Rontu is with her. He has learned his name and the words for pelican (zalwit) and fish (naip). Karana talks to him just as she would a person, and realizes for the first time just how lonely she had been before he befriended Rontu.

Why did Karana name the dog Rontu?

She removes the arrow point, tends his wound, and brings the dog water and food. When he has recovered and Karana believes that he will not harm her, she names him Rontu. She explains that this means “fox eyes” in her language.

What dog is Rontu?

Aleut dog
Rontu is the former pet of the Aleutian hunters. “He was a much larger dog than any of ours,” Karana tells us, “which besides have short hair and brown eyes. I was sure that he was an Aleut dog” (15.3). Rontu used to belong to the Aleut.

What was the main benefit Karana enjoyed from having Rontu with her?

What was the main benefit Karana enjoyed from having Rontu with her? She is not as lonely.

How does Karana catch Rontu ARU?

In the spring, Karana decides to catch a wild dog that looks like Rontu. She is certain that he is Rontu’s son. Karana makes snares with branches and baits them with fish, hoping to catch the dog. The snares catch other wild dogs, but not the one she wants.

What does Karana do with Rontu after he dies?

Karana puts Rontu down, but he does not want to chase the birds. Soon afterward, he is dead. Karana buries him on the headland, covering his grave with colored pebbles and a stick he liked to chase.

What kind of dog is Rontu?

What was the great discovery of Karana and Rontu?

What is the “great discovery” that Karana and Rontu make? The great discovery is that Karana finds a cave with 3 different stories and another house to store her canoes.

How does Rontu act after the fight?

After a treacherous battle with the other dog, Rontu wins by sinking his teeth into the throat of the other dog. ‘He walked to the top of the mound and lifted his head and gave a long howl. I had never heard this sound before. It was the sound of many things that I did not understand,’ narrates Karana.

What did Karana do to cope with the death of Rontu?

Answers 1. Karana stayed put and worked quietly….. she kept to herself in her grief. That winter I did not go to the reef at all. I ate the things I had stored and left the house only to get water at the spring.