Contoh Narrative Text Legenda: Tangkuban Perahu and Sangkuriang

Ada yang tahu kenapa cerita legenda bahasa Inggris bisa dimasukkan sebagi contoh narrative text? Coba bantu jawab? Bisa? Ya betul, Cerita legenda (legend story) bisa dikelompokkan dalam jenis teks narrative karean dalam cerita tersebut terdapat pertentang diantara parah tokoh cerita.

Kenapa adanya pertentangan itu dijadikan patokan untuk menjadi contoh teks narrative? Jawabannya memang harus merujuk pada masing masing tujuan ditulisnya sebuah jenis teks. Semua wacana dalam bahasa Inggris itu mempaunyi tujuan berbeda antara satu dengan lainnya. Pertentangn, kokflik, atau komplikasi dibutuhkan agar cerita tersebut terasa lebih hidup yang pada akhirnya para pembaca cerita itu merasa tertarik dan malah terhibur.

Untuk mengetahui bagaimana adanya pertentangan diantara para tokoh cerita itu sangat dibutuhkan, kali ini kita kaan mengupas salah satu contoh cerita legenda nusantara dalam bahasa Inggris yaitu legenda Gunung Tangkuban Perahu. Legenda yang dituturkan secara turun temurun ini tidak bisa dilepaskan dengan cerita tentang Sangkuriang dan seorang wanita, bernama Dayang Sumbi, yang dicintainya dan ternyata adalah ibunya sendiri diluar pengetahuannya.

The Legend of Tangkuban Perahu Mount and Sangkuriang

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Legenda Gunung Tangkuban Perahu atau cerita Sangkuriang dan Dayang Sumbi disusun berdasar generic structure teks narrative

Once, there was a kingdom in Priangan Land. Lived a happy family. They were a father in form of dog, his name is Tumang, a mother which was called Dayang Sumbi, and a boy which was named Sangkuriang.
One day, Dayang Sumbi asked her son to go hunting with his lovely dog, Tumang. After hunting all day, Sangkuriang began desperate and worried because he hunted no deer. Then he thought to shot his own dog. Then he took the dog liver and carried home.
Soon Dayang Sumbi found out that it was not deer lever but Tumang’s, his own dog. So, She was very angry and hit Sangkuriang’s head. In that incident, Sangkuriang got wounded and scar then cast away from their home.
Years go bye, Sangkuriang had travel many places and finally arrived at a village. He met a beautiful woman and felt in love with her. When they were discussing their wedding plans, The woman looked at the wound in Sangkuriang’s head. It matched to her son’s wound who had left several years earlier. Soon she realized that she felt in love with her own son.
She couldn’t marry him but how to say it. Then, she found the way. She needed a lake and a boat for celebrating their wedding day. Sangkuriang had to make them in one night. He built a lake. With a dawn just moment away and the boat was almost complete. Dayang Sumbi had to stop it. Then, she lit up the eastern horizon with flashes of light. It made the cock crowed for a new day.
Sangkuriang failed to marry her. She was very angry and kicked the boat. It felt over and became the mountain of Tangkuban Perahu Bandung.
The story is simplified from: www.bandungtourism.com/home_legend_e.php

Catatan Genric Structure Teks Narrative dalam Legenda Gunungn Tangkuban Perahu dan Cerita Sangkuriang

Membaca cerita narrative dalam rangkah untuk belajar bahasa Inggris teruma di sekolah menengah di Indonesia tidak boleh melepasakan diri dari pembahasa Generic Structure.