about Narrative Text :)

Narrative text is a kind of text to retell the story that past tense. The purpose of the text is to entertain or to amuse the readers or listeners about the story.
The generic structure of Narrative text :
1.  Orientation :
It set the scene and introduce the participants (it answers the question : who, when, what, and where).
2.  Complication :
Tells the problems of the story and how the main characters solve them.
3.  Resolution :
The crisis is revolved, for better or worse.
4.  Re-orientation :
The ending of the story.
5.  Evaluation :
The stepping back to evaluate the story or the moral message of the story
Linguistic features :
1.  Use active verbs.
2.  Use past tense.
3.  Use conjunction.
4.  The first person (I or We) or the third person (He, She, or They).
5.  Use specific nouns.
6.  Use adjective and adverbs
Kind of Narrative text :
1.  Legend : Sangkuriang, Malin Kundang, etc.
2.  Fable : Mousedeer and crocodile, etc.
3.  Fairy tale : Cinderella, Snow white, Pinocchio, etc.
4.  Science fiction : Frankenstein, A Space Odyssey, etc.
Example of Narrative text :
Rapunzel
A long time ago, there lived a young couple, a man and his wife, his wife was expecting their baby. She wanted a plant that only grew in her neighbor's garden, she wanted it so much. She even intended to steal it herself, but later on, she sent her husband to steal it.
Unfortunately, mother Gothel, the owner of the garden, caught him doing it. She was a witch. Then, mother Gothel forced the couple to give their first baby to her.
A few months later, the baby was born. It was a girl and named Rapunzel. Soon, this baby was taken away to live with mother Gothel. Rapunzel grew to be a beautiful young girl with her long golden hair. At first she was cared for in a normal way. When she reached puberty, she was locked in the forest. It could only be entered by climbing on Rapunzel's long hair. To cheer herself up, she loved to sing.
One day, a young prince was out hunting. He stumbled upon the tower. He heard Rapunzel's beautiful voice. He decided that he must meet her. He spied and, by watching Mother Gothel, learned the words he has to say to have Rapunzel drop her hair. The Prince visited her often and the two fell in love.
Then, Rapunzel; made a plan to escape from the tower. She wanted to be with the prince. She asked the prince to bring her a skein of silk each time he visited. She might weave a ladder for her escape. Unfortunately, Mother Gothel caught on Then, she banished Rapunzel to the desert. She prince blind and he marred the earth searching for his love.
Eventually, they found each other, and prince's eyes were healed by Rapunzel's tears of happiness. :D

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