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ERIC Number: EJ555286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
An Unintentional System of Gaps: A Phenomenological Reading of Scott O'Dell's "Island of the Blue Dolphins."
Tarr, C. Anita
Children's Literature in Education, v28 n2 p61-71 Jun 1997
Argues that, in "Island of the Blue Dolphins," Scott O'Dell offers a skeleton main character (Karana). Contends that O'Dell has sketched Karana as a stereotype and that readers complete her characterization, filling out the skeleton by perpetuating the stereotypes. Points out this trading of stereotype for true character development in his other works. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
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Language: English
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