Example of Narrative Text – Story Batara Kala

Example of Narrative Text – Story Batara Kala: Narrative text bahasa Inggris ini mungkin mengingatkan cerita-cerita mitos yang sering kita dengar ketika masih kecil. Pada saat terjadi fenomena alam semisal gerhana matahari dan gerhana bulan,  Beredar jawaban terhadap fenomena alam itu “bulan yang hanya terlihat sebagain itu karena dimakan oleh “Buto”. Cerita Batara Kala dalm bahasa Inggris berikut mungkin bisa merekonstruksikan kembali kenapa mitos itu beredar ditengah masayarakat.
Teks ber-genre narative sangat erat kaitanya dengan bentuk-bentuk cerita rakyat, seperti: myth, legend, folk tales, fairy tales ataupun fables. Dari kesemua bentuk cerita tersebut, ada satu persamaan yaitu explorasi permasalahan yang sedang dihadapi oleh pelaku dalam mengembangkan alur atau plot cerita.
Merujuk pada generic structure sebuah teks, “permaslahana” yang sedang dihadapai oleh pelakau cerita tersebut kita kenal sebagai conflict, dan dalam  penyususnan paragraf narative, conflict menempati posisi yang utama bahkan sebagai pembeda dengan jenis teks yang mirip, seperti recount.

Story of Batara Kala

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Once there was an evil giant. He was called Batara Kala. He liked to kill people, especially children. His hair was was made form fire. Everybody was frightened of him.
One day, The chief of  gods, Batara Guru, invited all the gods and goddesses to drink sacred water in Paradise. The water was called Tirta Amertasari. Anyone who drank the water, he or she would live forever.
Because Batara Kala was not invited, he secretly flew into Paradise and stole some of the water and drank it. Unfortunately the god of Sun, Batara Surya,  and the goddess of Moon, Batara Chandra, knew what he did. They reported what Batara Kala had done to Batara Visnu, the keeper god of universe.
Batara Visnu took his weapon, Cakra, and shot it  to Batara Kala. It hit him on the neck. Batara Kala’s body was separated from head at once but his head was alive. He was very furious with Batara Surya and Batara Chandra. He swore to take revenge on them.
The giant, Batara Kala, then chased Batara Surya and Batara Chandra. He swallowed them up. Fortunately, Batara Surya and Batari Chandra could escape from Batara Kala’s throat because he had  no longer his body.
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