Example of Narrative Text with Direct Speeches – Monkey and Crocodile

English admin – The story of monkey and crocodile is best fable for learning narrative text relating to direct and indirect speech contents. Most stories are written in these two kinds; direct and indirect. So when learning narrative stories, student must have good understanding on direct or indirect speech for English grammar.

Narrative text is often a story. A story is exploring participants thought, act and feeling. To gain that goal, narrative text will be arranged in lot of direct speeches. The following narrative text is structured clearly.

Generic Structure of Narrative Text on the Story of Monkey and Crocodile
1. Orientation: The participants or characters of the story are a smart monkey and dull crocodile.
One day there was a monkey. He wanted to cross a river. There he saw a crocodile

The time set is just one day. The story takes place in a river
2. Complication: Every narrative text must consist of conflict or problem. A simple definition of problem is when something goes and it is not what we want. In the story the complication start when the crocodile want to eats the monkey.
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.

Of course the monkey don not want to be the crocodile’s meal and that is the problem which sets the whole story.
3. Resolution: A problem must be resolved. It can succeed or fail. In this story, the monkey succeeds to solve the problem. He get free from the hungry crocodile.
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.