2 Contoh Narrative Text Myth Beserta Generic Structure dan Arti

Basically an example of narrative text is easily identified through the structure of paragraph’s arrangement. Based on the generic structure, all stories exploring a conflict among the participants, can be classified as a narrative story. It can be a figurative, subjective, even imaginative image.

Narrative text myth (mitos) and legend (legenda) is best sample of a story plot. Bentuk teks cerita rakyat ini bisa dimasukkan sebagai salah satu contoh narrative text karena struktur penulisan cerita tersebut memenuhi unsur ORIENTATION, COMPLICATION, dan RESOLUTION. Unsur tersebut kita kenal sebagai Generic Structure.

Sebelum kita melihat contoh teks narrative myth berikut, alangkah baiknya kita membahas sedikit tentang perbedaan myth dan legend. Sepintas 2 model cerita rakyat ini hampir dan banyak yang menganggapnya sama. Namun secara teori 2 cerita rakyat tersebut mempunyai perbedaan yang perlu diketahui.

Perbedaan antara myth dan legend adalah sebagai berikut:
Mitos adalah cerita yang beredar di masyarakat yang dalam penulisan inggrisnya “myth” biasanya berkenaan tentang hal hal yang berhubungan dengan gaib dan sering tampak tidak masuk akal contohnya mitologi padi bagi masyarakat indonesia khususnya Jawa.
Legenda adalah cerita yang beredar luas di masyarakat yang berhubugnan dengan asal usul terjadinya suatu tempat, seperti legeda danau toba, legenda kota surabaya.
Untuk kali ini kita akan lihat contoh narrative dalam bentuk cerita mitos

1. The Myth of Dewi Sri

example of narrative text about myth Dewi Sri
Story of Dewi Sri as Example of narrative text

Once upon a time, Batara Guru commanded all the gods and goddesses to contribute their power in order to build a new palace. Anybody who disobeyed this commandment were considered lazy and would lose their arms and legs.
Hearing the Batara Guru’s commandment, Naga god was very anxious because he didn’t have arms or legs. He might not be able do the job. So he asked advice from Batara Narada who was the younger brother of Batara Guru. Unfortunately Narada was also confused. The Naga god became very upset.
While the Naga god was crying for his bad luck, three teardrops fell on the ground. Not long after that, those teardrops became three beautiful shining eggs which looked like jewels. Then Batara Narada advised him to offer those shining eggs to Batara Guru.
With the three eggs in his mouth, the Naga god went to the Batara Guru’s palace. On the way, an eagle asked him a question. Surely Naga god could not answer the question because he was holding the eggs in his mouth. Seeing that, the bird thought that Naga god was arrogant and the bird attacked him.
Being attacked, one egg fell to earth. Then Naga god was hiding in the bushes but the bird was waiting for him. The bird attacked for the second time and one egg fell again. So Naga god only had one egg in his mouth. He kept moving to Batara Guru’s palace.
Finally Naga god arrived at the palace. He offered the egg to the Batara Guru. And miraculously the egg hatched became a very beautiful baby girl. Naga god gave the baby girl to the Batara Guru. The baby grew up into a beautiful girl and later known for Dewi Sri.