Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Narrative Writing 1


Narrative is a report of related events presented to the listeners or readers in words arranged in a logical sequence.

A story is taken as a synonym of narrative. 

A narrative or story is told by a narrator who may be a direct part of that experience and he or she often shares the experience as a first-person narrator.

 Sometimes he or she may only observe the events as a third-person narrator and gives his or her verdict.



Elements of a Story



Plot:

The sequence of events that happen in a story. The plot
usually happens in the order of: Exposition, Rising Action,
Climax, Falling Action, and Denouement.
Setting:

Where and when the story takes place. The setting is the
geographic location of the story. When a character walks
from one part of a neighborhood to the other, the scene
changes, but the setting always stays the same.
Characters:

The people, animals, or creatures in the story.
Protagonist:

One character who is central to the story and all the
major events in the story.
Antagonist:

The character who opposes, or goes against the main
character or protagonist. The antagonist tries to
prevent the main character (protagonist) from
succeeding or being happy.
Conflict:

Conflict is a problem that happens in the story. Usually, the
conflict happens toward the beginning of the story, at the
beginning of the Rising Action. There are different types of
conflicts:
(1) Person versus Person
(2) Person versus Self
(3) Person versus Nature
(4) Person versus Society
(5) Person versus Circumstance
Theme:

The message that is in the story. Common themes are love, friendship, loyalty, faith, hope, forgiveness, sacrifice, honor, justice, truth, freedom.

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