Narrative text jenis
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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The story of Toba Lake
Once upon a time, there was a man who was living in north Sumatra. He lived in a simple hut
in a farming field. The did some gardening and fishing for his daily life.
One day, while the man was do fishing, he caught a big golden fish in his trap. It was the
biggest catch which he ever had in his life. Surprisingly, this fish turned into a beautiful
princess. He felt in love with her and proposed her to be his wife. She said; "Yes, but you
have to promise not to tell anyone about the secret that I was once a fish, otherwise there will
be a huge disaster". The man made the deal and they got married, lived happily and had a
Few years later, this daughter would help bringing lunch to her father out in the fields. One
day, his daughter was so hungry and she ate his father’s lunch. Unfortunately, he found out
and got furious, and shouted; “You damned daughter of a fish”. The daughter ran home and
asked her mother. The mother started crying, felt sad that her husband had broke his promise.
Then she told her daughter to run up the hills because a huge disaster was about to come.
When her daughter left, she prayed. Soon there was a big earthquake followed by non-stop
pouring rain. The whole area got flooded and became Toba Lake. She turned into a fish again
and the man became the island of Samosir.
Romeo and Juliet
There lived two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. They engaged in a bitter feud.
Among the Montagues was Romeo, a hot-blooded young man with an eye for the ladies. One
day, Romeo attended the feast of the Capulets', a costume party where he expected to meet
his love, Rosaline, a haughty beauty from a well-to-do family. Once there, however, Romeo's
eyes felt upon Juliet, and he thought of Rosaline no more.
The vision of Juliet had been invading his every thought. Unable to sleep, Romeo returned
late that night to the Juliet's bedroom window. There, he was surprised to find Juliet on the
balcony, professing her love for him and wishing that he were not a "Montague", a name
behind his own. "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would
smell as sweet." Romeo was ready to deny his name and professed his love. The two agreed
to meet at nine o-clock the next morning to be married.
Early the next morning, Romeo came to Friar Lawrence begging the friar to marry him to
Juliet. The Friar performed the ceremony, praying that the union might someday put an end
to the feud between the two families. He advised Romeo kept the marriage a secret for a time.
On the way home, Romeo chanced upon his friend Mercutio arguing with Tybalt, a member
of the Capulet clan. That qurreling last caused Merquito died. Romeo was reluctant no
longer. He drew his sword and slew Tybalt died. Romeo realized he had made a terrible
mistake. Then Friar Lawrence advised Romeo to travel to Mantua until things cool down. He
promised to inform Juliet.
In the other hand, Juliet's father had decided the time for her to marry with Paris. Juliet
consulted Friar Lawrence and made a plot to take a sleeping potion for Juliet which would
simulate death for three days. The plot proceeded according to the plan. Juliet was sleeping in
Unfortunately, The Friar's letter failed to reach Romeo. Under the cover of darkness, he broke
into Juliet's tomb. Romeo kissed the lips of his Juliet one last time and drank the poison.
Meanwhile, the effects of the sleeping potion wear off. Juliet woke up calling for Romeo. She
found her love next to her but was lying dead, with a cup of poison in his hand. She tried to
kiss the poison from his lips, but failed. Then Juliet put out his dagger and plunged it into her
breast. She died
The Ugly Duckling
One upon time, a mother duck sat on her eggs. She felt tired of sitting on them. She just
wished the eggs would break out.
Several days later, she got her wish. The eggs cracked and some cute little ducklings
appeared. "Peep, peep" the little ducklings cried. "Quack, quack" their mother greeted in
Contoh narrative text dengan generic structure: the Ugly Duckling
However the largest egg had not cracked. The mother duck sat on it for several days. Finally,
it cracked and a huge ugly duckling waddled out. The mother duck looked at him in surprise.
He was so big and very gray. He didn't look like the others at all. He was like a turkey
When the mother duck brought the children to the pond for their first swimming lesson. The
huge grey duckling splashed and paddled about just as nicely as the other ducklings did.
"That is not a turkey chick. He is my very own son and quite handsome" the mother said
However, the other animals didn't agree. They hissed and made fun of him day by day. Even
his own sisters and brothers were very unkind. "You are very ugly" they quacked.
The little poor duckling was very unhappy. "I wish I looked like them" he thought to himself.
One day, the ugly duckling run away and hid in the bushes. The sad duckling lived alone
through the cold and snow winter. Finally the spring flowers began to bloom. While he was
swimming in the pond, he saw three large white swans swimming toward him. "Oh, dear.
these beautiful birds will laugh and peck me too" he said to himself. But the swans did not
attack him. Instead, they swam around him and stroked him with their bills. As the ugly
duckling bent his neck to speak to them, he saw his reflection in the water. He could not
believe his eyes. "I am not an ugly duckling but a beautiful swam" he exclaimed.
He was very happy. From that day on, he swam and played with his new friends and was
happier than he had never been.
Narrative text - Generic structure in the story of the Ugly Duckling
Orientation of the Narrative text: It introduces the participants which involve in the story of
the Ugly Duckling. They are duck mother, Ugly duckling, duckling's sister, and the swan.
Complication of the narrative text: It brings the rising conflict. In a long story, the
complication should be minors and a major. In this story of ugly duckling, the major
complication is that the new born duck is different form other little ducks. The difference
makes him get bad treatment from others animals. As results, he is sad, unhappy and finally
Resolution of the narrative text: It comes to a solution for the complication. In narrative texts,
a resolution can be happy ending or sad ending. In this story of the Ugly duckling, the
resolution is happy one. He gets new friends who do not treat him badly.
The Myth of Malin Kundang
A long time ago, in a small village near the beach in West Sumatra, a woman and her son
lived. They were Malin Kundang and her mother. Her mother was a single parent because
Malin Kundang's father had passed away when he was a baby. Malin Kundang had to live
hard with his mother.
Malin Kundang was a healthy, dilligent, and strong boy. He usually went to sea to catch fish.
After getting fish he would bring it to his mother, or sold the caught fish in the town.
One day, when Malin Kundang was sailing, he saw a merchant's ship which was being raided
by a small band of pirates. He helped the merchant. With his brave and power, Malin
Kundang defeated the pirates. The merchant was so happy and thanked to him. In return the
merchant asked Malin Kundang to sail with him. To get a better life, Malin Kundang agreed.
He left his mother alone.
Many years later, Malin Kundang became wealthy. He had a huge ship and was helped by
many ship crews loading trading goods. Perfectly he had a beautiful wife too. When he was
sailing his trading journey, his ship landed on a beach near a small village. The villagers
recognized him. The news ran fast in the town; “Malin Kundang has become rich and now he
An old woman ran to the beach to meet the new rich merchant. She was Malin Kundang’s
mother. She wanted to hug him, released her sadness of being lonely after so long time.
Unfortunately, when the mother came, Malin Kundang who was in front of his well dressed
wife and his ship crews denied meeting that old lonely woman. For three times her mother
begged Malin Kundang and for three times he yelled at her. At last Malin Kundang said to
her "Enough, old woman! I have never had a mother like you, a dirty and ugly woman!"
After that he ordered his crews to set sail. He would leave the old mother again but in that
time she was full of both sadness and angriness.
Finally, enraged, she cursed Malin Kundang that he would turn into a stone if he didn't
apologize. Malin Kundang just laughed and really set sail.
In the quiet sea, suddenly a thunderstorm came. His huge ship was wrecked and it was too
late for Malin Kundang to apologize. He was thrown by the wave out of his ship. He fell on a
small island. It was really too late for him to avoid his curse. Suddenly, he turned into a stone.
(Re-written from www.st.rim.or.jp)
Narrative Analysis on Generic Structure
Many believe that a story can teach a society certain moral value. Most stories are build in
narrative. Because it is a narrative story, it must consists of complication. That complication,
in fact, is the moral value which like to be taught.
Orientation; the first paragraph is set to be the story introduction. Reading the orientation,
reader will know that the story is characterized with Malin Kundang and his mother. Wes
Sumatra is set as the place.
Complication; this is the main element of narrative story. From the Malin Kundang myth, we
know that there are more than one complication. Many stories are composed with multi
complications. They are minor complication and major complication. When Malin Kundang
and her mother did life hard, it can be the minor complication. this hard life in the first time
was solved by his successful trading as new merchant. However this narrative sotry is more
interesting when we see the major complication among the participants- Malin Kundang
denied his mother after being successful merchant. In every story, complication must be
ended; happy ending or sad one
Resolution; this is the end of the story, the sad ending one. Malin Kundang faces his curse of
turning into a stone.
The Cap Seller and The Monkeys
Once, a cap seller was passing through a jungle. He was very tired and needed to rest. Then,
he stopped and spread a cloth under a tree. He placed his bag full of caps near him and lay
down with his cap on his head.
The cap seller had a sound sleep for one hour. When he got up, the first thing he did was to
look into his bag. He was startled when he found all his caps were not there.
When he looked up the sky, he was very surprised to see monkeys sitting on the branches of a
tree, each of the monkeys is wearing a cap of on its head. They had evidently done it to
He decided to get his caps back by making a humble request to the monkeys. In return, the
monkeys only made faces of him. When he begun to make gesture, the monkeys also imitated
At last he found a clever idea. " Monkeys are a great imitator," he thought. So he took off his
own cap and threw it down on the ground. And as he had expected, all the monkeys took off
the caps and threw the caps down on the ground. Quickly, he stood up and collected the caps,
put them back into his bag and went away.
The Monkey and The Crocodile
One day there was a monkey. He wanted to cross a river. There he saw a crocodile so he
asked the crocodile to take him across the other side of the river. The crocodile agree and told
the monkey to jump on its back. Then the crocodile swam down the river with the monkey on
Unluckily, the crocodile was very hungry, he stopped in the middle of the river and said to
the monkey, “My father is very sick. He has to eat the heart of the monkey. So he will be
At the time, the monkey was in dangerous situation and he had to think hard. Then he had a
good idea. He told the crocodile to swim back to the river bank. “What’s for?” asked the
crocodile. “Because I don’t bring my heart,” said the monkey. “I left it under a tree, near
some coconuts in the river bank.”
The crocodile agreed and turned around. He swam back to the bank of the river. As soon as
they reached the river bank, the monkey jumped off the crocodile’s back. Then he climbed up
to the top of a tree.
“Where is your heart?” asked the crocodile. “You are foolish,” said the monkey to the
crocodile. “Now I am free and I have my heart.
The Smartest Parrot
Once upon time, a man had a wonderful parrot. There was no other parrot like it. The parrot
could say every word, except one word. The parrot would not say the name of the place
where it was born. The name of the place was Catano.
The man felt excited having the smartest parrot but he could not understand why the parrot
would not say Catano. The man tried to teach the bird to say Catano however the bird kept
not saying the word.
At the first, the man was very nice to the bird but then he got very angry. “You stupid bird!”
pointed the man to the parrot. “Why can’t you say the word? Say Catano! Or I will kill you”
the man said angrily. Although he tried hard to teach, the parrot would not say it. Then the
man got so angry and shouted to the bird over and over; “Say Catano or I’ll kill you”. The
bird kept not to say the word of Catano.
One day, after he had been trying so many times to make the bird say Catano, the man really
got very angry. He could not bear it. He picked the parrot and threw it into the chicken house.
There were four old chickens for next dinner “You are as stupid as the chickens. Just stay
with them” Said the man angrily. Then he continued to humble; “You know, I will cut the
chicken for my meal. Next it will be your turn, I will eat you too, stupid parrot”. After that he
left the chicken house.
The next day, the man came back to the chicken house. He opened the door and was very
surprised. He could not believe what he saw at the chicken house. There were three death
chickens on the floor. At the moment, the parrot was standing proudly and screaming at the
last old chicken; “Say Catano or I’ll kill you”.
The Bear and Rabbit
Once upon a time, there lived a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit is a good shot. In contrary, the
bear is always clumsy and could not use the arrow.
One day, the bear called over the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows.
The rabbit was fearing to arouse the bear's anger so he could not refuse it. He went with the
bear and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed he shot and killed so many
that there were lots of meats left after.
However the bear did not want the rabbit to get any of the meat. The rabbit could not even
taste the meat. The poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard day's work.
The bear was the father of five children. Fortunately, the youngest child was very kind to the
rabbit. He was very hearty eater. The mother bear always gave him an extra large piece of
meat but the youngest child did not eat it. He would take it outside with him and pretended to
play ball with the meat. He kicked toward the rabbit's house.When he got close to the door he
would give the meat with such a great kick. The meat would fly into the rabbit's house. In this
way, the poor rabbit would get his meal.