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What is the problem in the story "Island of the Blue Dolphins"? What is the solution in the story?

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I think this question is asking about the story's main conflict. If that is the case, then I would suggest that the main conflict is a man vs. nature conflict; however, the book begins with a man vs. man conflict between the natives of the island and the Aleutians. A battle ensues between the two groups, and the natives are left decimated. The remainder of their population eventually leaves the island and Karana and her brother, Ramo, are left alone on the island. Then Ramo is killed. This is where the man vs. nature conflict really begins because Karana is now faced with surviving on a deserted island. She must fend off attacks from wild animals, hunt down food, survive Earthquakes, and survive tsunamis. Each of those challenges requires its own unique solution, but the story's final resolution has Karana leaving the island with a group of white men.

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Karana is accidentally left behind when her people leave Ghalas-at (their island).  For eighteen years, she lives alone and is solely responsible for her own survival. 

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whenthe potagonist gets in trouble by his father when he stole that thing... srry i forget