ENG 121 English Composition 1
April 22, 2014
Similarities and Differences between Narratives and Descriptive Essays
Every story is an individual which means you cannot always make a choice on a generalization of descriptive and narrative stories. Narratives give you a straight to the point feeling while the descriptive give you a more vivid detailed visual. The similarities follow your basic format of essays as a general. The differences are broad and not that many.
Narratives often reflect your own personal experiences, more often storytelling from the narrator perspective. This story could be true false or imaginary and about the past, present or future. Narratives can be to just simply entertain the reader or it can have a purpose such as teaching a lesson or moral. You normally want the reader to feel the same emotions of the experience so you would want to attempt to bring all the events of the story to life. I know my husband is a person who loves story telling however, he seems to always get off track and bore myself and others because he tends to give entirely too many details. When writing a narrative you never want to give too many details but just enough. Less is more in this situation. You must grab the reader’s attention and keep it like Judy Brady who wrote the article “I want a wife”. This story was telling me how he wanted a wife and everything he needed his wife to be. This story was empowering back in the 1970s because it made men realize what they really wanted in life. Also this story made women feel like this was their job as a wife. Every woman is not suitable for every man, men have their different needs and they need that special wife that can fulfill them. “If, by chance, I find another person more suitable as a wife than the wife I already
Have, I want the liberty to replace my present