THE ANALYSIS OF THE STORY OF KEESH1. The IntroductionThe story of Keesh is a short story which was written by Jack London that was first published in January of 1904. Keesh was the son of a great huntsman, who was well known and respected in his tribe. Unfortunately, Keesh’s father died when Keesh was very young. As is often the case, the legendary exploits of Keesh’s father was forgotten with time. After many years, the child grows to be thirteen. Inspired by tales of his father’s skills as a hunter, and emboldened by his self-confidence and the lackluster amount of food being gathered by the tribe, he addressed the village elders in the Igloo of the tribe’s chief. A child addressing the tribal elders was seen as precocious.  They returned several days later, having been successful in trailing Keesh to his kill, an enormous (and dangerous) polar bear. They told a tale that the tribal council simply couldn’t believe. Upon his return, the tribe gathered in Keesh’s igloo to accuse him of witchcraft. He answered their charges well. Keesh explained the source of his hunting success. He explained why the two scouts sent to follow him observed him striding up to the bear, enraging it, and convincing it to follow him. He explained why the scouts witnessed his leaving small round balls of food on the ice for the bear, and why the bear soon became ill, and deranged. He explained how he was then able to spear the bear without endangering himself.b. Character1) KeeshKeesh was a thirteen-year-old boy who lived at the North Pole a long time ago. His father died of sruggling with a bear in order to keep the people in the village from starving. After that, Keesh lived alone with his mother. One council Keesh complained about unfair treatment, but other people laughed at him. Therefore, he decided to hunt by himself. Later on, Keesh used his brain to kill many bears and divided them fairly. In the end, Keesh rose to power and became the leader of his people. Keesh is the major character of this story. He appears throughout the story. He is a round character, we can prove that from the beginning of the story and the ending. At the beginning he is a young boy who is innocence, but at the end of the story he becomes a brave man who is respected by the others. He is protagonist character. He has an important role and he is the central figure in the story.2) Klosh-KwanKlosh-Kwan was the chief of the village who lived in a large igloo. In the beginning, he could not believe Keesh, but he admired him later. He is a deutragonist because in the beginning of the story, he has opposed Keesh but at the end he generously acknowledges what he sees. He is a round character too.3) IkeegaIkeega was Keesh’s mother who lived only with his sole son. She loved his son very much. She is a flat character, because from the beginning until the end she is the same, doesn’t develop. She is a tritagonist because she is a character which is needed as the complement in the story.4) Ugh-GlukUgh-Gluk were opposed Keesh from the beginning until the end of the story. So, Ugh-Gluk is considered as the antagonist and has flat character.5) Bim and BawnBim and Bawn were two clever young hunters who were appointed to spy on Keesh. They told how Keesh killed bears when they came back. They are a tritagonist character because they just appear in some parts of the story and don’t have important role, the are just as complement and flat character.c. SettingThe Story of Keesh takes place in a cold area. We can conclude from the word “Igloo” which we can find in the story. Igloo is a type of shelter built of snow so that we can find in snow area that originally built by Inuit. Keesh hunted bear, as we know that the bear just find in cold area, it’s pole.d. Point of ViewIn this short story, the author takes place as third person limited omniscient. It means that the author knows everything about the character which he creates, but there is a place where the author doesn’t know about the character. The author doesn’t know what is in the deep heart of the character.e. Style and ToneThe style that is used in this story is a good style in literature work. It is used the English old style. We can find some sentences in the story which use the old style. For an instance, “Thou hast a wife Ugh-Gluk”. The word “thou” means you. Beside that, we can find figuratice language here. For example, look at the following sentence, “The anger boiled a white heat”.3. DiscussionFrom the detail that we have explained above, we are interested in theme and the moral value of the story. The theme of the story is the sacrifice which is forgotten. This phenomena is commonly found in community life.  .4. ConclusionThrough this literature work, the author tries to portray the phenomena that is commonly found in our life. Keeesh is a major character who has important role in the story that the author expect to be able to create the impression of being a savior in the community. 
1 1 1
The genre would be short story.