Narrative text adalah sebuah teks yang tergolong mudah. Inti dari narrative adalah menceritakan sesuatu dengan tujuan menghibur. Pokoknya, semua bentuk cerita adalah narrative text. Cerita dalam narrative text bisa berupa cerita hewan atau fable, manusia, kisah, hikayat, puisi, dan kisah humor.
Susunan narrative text adalah sebagai berikut; orientation, complication, dan resolution. Pertama-tama penulis menceritakan siapa tokoh yang akan melakoni karangan, kemudian siapa dan dimana tokoh tersebut menjalani aktivitasnya. Dengan kata lain, orientasi adalah pengenalan.
Teks dilanjutkan dengan pengembangan permasalahan hingga ada puncak masalah yang menjadi inti cerita. Setelah itu mulai ada penyelesaian dan cerita berakhir bahagia atau menyedihkan. Sangat mudah bukan? Bila Anda pernah membuat cerpen atau novel berarti sejatinya telah bisa membuat karangan naratif.
Being Born in A Wealthy Family: The Lucky One?
I was so lucky for being born in a wealthy family. My parents were rich, and I was their only son so they treated me like a prince. They would do anything for me. They never let me down. I was so happy for having parents like them. They even put me into the best school in my early age. The school was the most popular school in my town. They had the best facilities that no other school had. Not all families could put their children into this school. Only the have ones could.
I was glad that I had an oppurtunity to go to this school. When I first stepped into my class, I imagined that I could make friends with as many friends as possible. I really wanted to have friends that I could hang out with. However, that was just a dream. A dream that was so far from the reality. All of friends I had met here were never friendly to me. They always ignored me. They never greeted me. Even, some of them showed their detestation to me.
It had been months since I went to this school. Things didn’t seem to change. I had not even made any friends here. I asked myself, what was wrong with me? While I couldn’t make any friends at home, why did I have to go through the same thing at school? In my neighborhood, children of the same age with me seemed to be reluctant to make friends me. Maybe for them, I was an untouchable kid. My family was too rich for them making them difficult to get along with me. Sometimes I laugh at myself thinking about this. Those children from my neighborhood had a thought of me being the richest kid, while in the contrary, my school friends didn’t want to make friends with me as I was the poorest kid. For my school friends, my family was too poor.
What am I supposed to do? I couldn’t feel being lucky anymore. Maybe all I need to do is to ignore my friends and study well. That what I will do from now on.