While preparing our mother’s funeral, we had to participate in that ceremony. My brother is a very courageous man because he had to speak in the name of the promotion. After listening to him that day, he affected me for all my life. I will always remember that day.
Your narrative should be between 800-1,000 words and be divided into three basic parts:
Introduction: Needs to include general background information (the setting) and a hint of the theme (Your purpose behind telling the story).
Body: Needs to have a clear sequence of events. Paragraphs should be divided at major shifts in the story. (In other words, do not limit yourself to only three paragraphs in the body. Also, your paragraphs may vary in length.)
Conclusion: Needs to clearly state the theme, or the overall message of the story. (Ex: Did you learn from this experience that you had more strength than you thought possible? Did you learn not to take yourself so seriously? Did you discover how to trust other people?) Remember that this does not have to be more than two or three sentences.
Of course, you will want to review my comments on your narrative outlines before beginning your essays. (Remember that since you will not use any outside sources for this essay, you will have no need for a works cited or references page.