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. 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.f.2. Detaila. Plot and Conflict StructureIn 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. b. Character1) 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. Furthermore, we can explore it from the story itself. Keesh hunted bear, as we know that the bear just find in cold area, it’s pole.So, we conclude that it takes place in a cold area.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”.f. Theme and The Moral Value of The StoryThe theme of this short story is the sacrifice which is forgotten. Keesh tries to prove that his father has become the savior for his community. He comes again to make the society aware that they have to appreciate every sacrifice of the person. We can derive some moral values of this story such as we have to appreciate the sacrifice of a person and we should not have bad prejudice towards each other..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.