Category: Narrative Writing

Narrative Writing 1- ELEMENTS OF A STORY

Narrative is a report of related events presented to the listeners or readers in words arranged in a logical sequence.

A story is taken as a synonym of narrative. 
A narrative or story is told by a narrator who may be a direct part of that experience and he or she often shares the experience as a first-person narrator.
 Sometimes he or she may only observe the events as a third-person narrator and gives his or her verdict.


Elements of a Story


The sequence of events that happen in a story. The plot

usually happens in the order of: Exposition, Rising Action,
Climax, Falling Action, and Denouement.

Where and when the story takes place. The setting is the

geographic location of the story. When a character walks
from one part of a neighborhood to the other, the scene
changes, but the setting always stays the same.

The people, animals, or creatures in the story.

One character who is central to the story and all the

major events in the story.

The character who opposes, or goes against the main

character or protagonist. The antagonist tries to
prevent the main character (protagonist) from
succeeding or being happy.

Conflict is a problem that happens in the story. Usually, the

conflict happens toward the beginning of the story, at the
beginning of the Rising Action. There are different types of
(1) Person versus Person
(2) Person versus Self
(3) Person versus Nature
(4) Person versus Society
(5) Person versus Circumstance

The message that is in the story. Common themes are love, friendship, loyalty, faith, hope, forgiveness, sacrifice, honor, justice, truth, freedom.