The Purpose of Narrative Text

The Purpose of Narrative Text

The Purpose of Narrative Text

The Purpose of Narrative Text

 One more material of studying kind of texts we will discuss, it is about The Purpose of Narrative Text. However, in this material, we will also discuss the meaning or definition, the generic structure, the language features, and the examples of Narrative Text. (Also read another article at : Generic Structure of Recount Text)

Definition or The Meaning of Narrative Text

A Narrative text is a story with complications or problematic events and it tries to find the resolutions to solve the problems. An important part of narrative text is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process narration.

The Purpose of Narrative Text

The Purpose or Function of Narrative Text is:

  • to amuse or entertain the reader with a story.
  • to gain and hold a readers’ interest.
  • to teach or inform, to change attitudes / social opinions

Generic Structure of Narrative Text

  1. Orientation
  2. Complication
  3. Resolution
  4. Re-Orientation/Coda (optional)

Explanation about the Generic Structure of Narrative Text:


Sets the scene: where and when the story happened and introduces the participants of the story: who and what is involved in the story.


Tells the beginning of the problems which leads to the crisis (climax) of the main participants. read more