In the beginning of the story the author tells about a boy who had name Keesh lived in the poor condition together with his mother. Keesh lived at the edge of the polar sea. The father of Keesh had been a brave man. But he had died hunting for food. Keesh was his only son. Keesh lived along with his mother, Ikeega. One night, the village council met in the big Igloo of Klosh-kwan, the chief. He listened, then he waited for silence. He said, “It is true that you give us some meat. But it is often old and tough meat, and has many bones.” The hunters were surprised. This was a child speaking against them. The council ordered Keesh to go to bed. The next day, Keesh started out for the shore, where the land meets the ice. Those who watched saw that he carried his bow and many arrows. Across his shoulder was his father’s big hunting spear. Again there was laughter. One day passed, then a second. On the third day, a great wind blew. There was no sign of Keesh. This part is the beginning of the conflict. His mother, Ikeega, put burned seal oil on her face to show her sorrow. The women shouted at their men for letting the little boy go. The men made no answer, but got ready to search for the body of Keesh. Early next morning, Keesh walked into the village. Across his shoulders was fresh meat. It’s the middle of the story. His mother was very happy. Keesh, trying to be a man, said to her mother that he would sleep because he was tired. There was much talk after Keesh went to his igloo. The killing of a bear was dangerous. But it was three times more dangerous to kill a mother bear with cubs. The conflict is rising action by knowing that the men did not believe Keesh had done so. But the women pointed to the fresh meat. At last, the men agreed to go for the meat that was left. But they were not very happy. So began the mystery of Keesh. On his next trip, he killed a young bear and on the following trip, a large male bear and its mate. Then there was talk of magic and witchcraft in the vill. Keesh continued to bring meat to the village. Some people thought he was a great hunter. There was talk of making him chief, after old Klosh-kwan. They waited, hoping he would come to council meetings. But he never came. The council sat up late talking about Keesh and the meat. They decided to spy on him. On Keesh’s next trip, two young hunters, Bim and Bawn, followed him. After five days, they returned. The council met to hear their story, then the two hunters reported what they had seen. Klosh-kwan led the council to the igloo of Keesh. Keesh told the people in the village how he had killed the bears: he bent some thin pieces of whalebone. The ends were pointed and sharp as a knife. Keesh bent the thin, sharp bones as knives into circles, then put some seal meat inside them, then put them in the snow to freeze. The bear had eaten the ball of meat with the circle of bone inside. When the meat got inside the bear, the meat got warm, and the bone went snap! The sharp points made the bear sick. It is easy to kill them. The conflict is falling action here. Keesh used head-craft, instead of witchcraft, he rose from the poorest igloo to be the chief in the village. And for all the years that followed, his people were happy. No one cried at night with pains of hunger. It’s the end of the story. The story ends with a close denoument. We know that from the end of the story when Keesh told about how he could kill big bears with two bare hands. Apparently he used his brain/wits that made the others said “Ah” for understanding it.
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