English Admin – Contoh narrative text tentang fable yang berisis cerita Monkeys and Cap Seller berikut lebih menitikberatkan pada analisa language feature dan tidak banyak berbicara tentang generic structure cerita narrative monkey and cap seller seperti pada contoh teks narative sebelumnya.
Harus selalu diingat bahwa membaca dan memahami teks narrative bahasa Inggris harus dibekali dengan pengetahuan tenses past seperti Simple Past Tense, Past Continuous Tense, dan Past Perfect Tense. Untuk cerita-cerita pandek narrative, pembaca minimal harus mengenal rumus dan contoh Simple Past Tense. Namun tetap harus diingat pemahaman secara utuh terhadap contoh narrative tetap pada kemampuan menganalisa generic structure.
Reading narrative text is always interesting and amusing. A narrative text is arranged in ORIENTATION, COMPLICATION and RESOLUTION. Structured conflicts among the participants in any narrative text is extremely crucial. A text without complication can not be labelled as narrative text. Let’s see the following example of narrative text!
Narrative Story of The Cap Seller and The Monkeys
Once, a cap seller was passing through a jungle. He was very tired and needed to rest. Then, he stopped and spread a cloth under a tree. He placed his bag full of caps near him and lay down with his cap on his head.
The cap seller had a sound sleep for one hour. When he got up, the first thing he did was to look into his bag. He was startled when he found all his caps were not there.
When he looked up the sky, he was very surprised to see monkeys sitting on the branches of a tree, each of the monkeys is wearing a cap of on its head. They had evidently done it to imitate him
He decided to get his caps back by making a humble request to the monkeys. In return, the monkeys only made faces of him. When he begun to make gesture, the monkeys also imitated him.
At last he found a clever idea. ” Monkeys are a great imitator,” he thought. So he took off his own cap and threw it down on the ground. And as he had expected, all the monkeys took off the caps and threw the caps down on the ground. Quickly, he stood up and collected the caps, put them back into his bag and went away.