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The Ugly Duckling And New Friend

One upon time, a mother duck sat on her eggs. She felt tired of sitting on them. She
just wished the eggs would break out. Several days later, she got her wish. The eggs
cracked and some cute little ducklings appeared. Peep, peep the little ducklings
cried. Quack, quack their mother greeted in return.However the largest egg had not
cracked. The mother duck sat on it for several days. Finally, it cracked and a huge
ugly duckling waddled out. The mother duck looked at him in surprise. He was so big
and very gray. He didnt look like the others at all. He was like a turkey.
When the mother duck brought the children to the pond for their first swimming
lesson. The huge grey duckling splashed and paddled about just as nicely as the other
ducklings did. That is not a turkey chick. He is my very own son and quite
handsome the mother said proudly. However, the other animals didnt agree.

They hissed and made fun of him day by day. Even his own sisters and brothers were
very unkind. You are very ugly they quacked. The little poor duckling was very
unhappy. I wish I looked like them he thought to himself. One day, the ugly
duckling run away and hid in the bushes. The sad duckling lived alone through the
cold and snow winter.

Finally the spring flowers began to bloom. While he was swimming in the pond, he
saw three large white swans swimming toward him. Oh, dear. these beautiful birds
will laugh and peck me too he said to himself. But the swans did not attack him.
Instead, they swam around him and stroked him with their bills. As the ugly duckling
bent his neck to speak to them, he saw his reflection in the water. He could not believe
his eyes. I am not an ugly duckling but a beautiful swam he exclaimed.
He was very happy. From that day on, he swam and played with his new friends and
was happier than he had never been.

Generic Structure

1. Orientation of the Narrative text:

It introduces the participants which involve in the story of the Ugly Duckling.
They are duck mother, Ugly duckling, ducklings sister, and the swan.

2. Complication of the narrative text:

It brings the rising conflict. In a long story, the complication should be minors and
a major. In this story of ugly duckling, the major complication is that the new born
duck is different form other little ducks. The difference makes him get bad
treatment from others animals. As results, he is sad, unhappy and finally runs

3. Resolution of the narrative text:

It comes to a solution for the complication. In narrative texts, a resolution can be

happy ending or sad ending. In this story of the Ugly duckling, the resolution is
happy one. He gets new friends who do not treat him badly.
The Rabbit And The Bear

Once upon a time, there lived as neighbors, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit was a good
shot. In contrary, the bear was always clumsy and could not use the arrow to good

One day, the bear called over the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and
arrows and came with bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit was preventing to
arouse the bears anger so he could not refuse it. He consented and went with the bear
and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed he shot and killed so
many that there was lots of meat left after the bear and his family had loaded
themselves and packed all they could carry home.

The bear was very gluttonous and did not want the rabbit to get any of the meat. The
rabbit could not even taste the blood from the butchering as the bear would throw
earth on the blood and dry it up. The poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after
his hard days work.

The bear was the father of five children. The youngest child was very kind to the
rabbit. He was very hearty eater. The mother bear always gave him an extra large
piece of meat but the youngest child did not eat it. He would take it outside with him
and pretended to play ball with the meat. He kicked toward the rabbits house and
when he got close to the door he would give the meat with such a great kick. The meat
would fly into the rabbits house. In this way, the poor rabbit would get his meal
unknown to the papa bear.

Generic Structure

1. Orientation;

The introduction of what is inside the text. What text is talk in general. Who
involves in the text. When and where it happen.

2. Complication;

What happens with the participants. It explores the conflict among the
participants. Complication is the main element of narrative. Without
complication, the text is not narrative. The conflict can be shown as natural,
social or psychological conflict.

3. Resolution;

This is the phase where the participants solve the problem aroused by the
conflict. It is not matter whether the participants succeed or fail. The point is the
conflict becomes ended.
The Monkeys and The Cap Seller

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 himHe 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.

The Generic Structure of above Narrative Story Is :

1. Orientation:

The cap seller as the participant (main character), once time as time setting, and
in the jungle as place setting. We note from discussion that the elements of
orientation is shortly answering who, when and where of the story.

2. Complication:

The cap seller wants the monkeys to bring back his caps but the monkeys do not
return them. Of course this makes the cap seller face a problem. Complication in
a narrative text is not always in single problem. That is we know a major conflict
and minor conflict.

3. Resolution:

The cap seller gets the monkey to bring back the cap by acting of throwing his
own cap. The monkeys imitate what he has done so the problem is is solved.
This story has happy ending as the cap seller has his caps returned.

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