Describe Keesh’s Character
Keesh was a confident, clever, and brave boy. Firstly, he showed his brave character at the beginning of the story when he says, “It is true that my mother and I are given meat to eat. But the meat is always old and tough, filled with bones, and difficult to eat.” This shows that he was very brave because he had courage to speak out. He wasn’t afraid of standing up to and speaking to the hunters who were older than him. Secondly he said, “I shall never speak in this council again-not until you come to me and say ‘Keesh, we want you to speak.’” Although it is very rude when a child talks like that to an adult, it also shows that how confident Keesh was. He had the confidence to go hunting by himself with nobody and bring some meat back to share with everyone. He also wanted to prove himself that he was not just a kid because he was the son of Bok; the best hunter in the village. Lastly, Keesh was also very clever. At the end of the story, he explained why he could kill a big bear, even a bear with cubs. Everyone was surprised and realized that the way to hunt bears was using the brain. This shows that Keesh was very clever because no one thought of it. The hunters only knew how to fight a bear but didn’t know how to hunt a bear. All in all, Keesh was a confident, brave and clever boy.