A literacy narrative is a first-hand narrative of a piece of work written by someone in the simplest and informative manner possible. Often, literacy narratives are on personal incidents that took place in one’s life at some point of time, and involve events, people, situations, and places. It is about talking about a particular incident where you won or lost, failed or succeeded or just about anything that comes to mind that had an impact on his or her life. There are times when you say something that is not what you wanted to say, and since you said it, find it hard to disown that comment. As a result of having said it, you have to live with it, whether you like it or not. I have personally had an experience that I would like to forget as fast as possible, but it keeps coming back to mind every time I run into him. It wasn’t the pleasantness of occasions I can assure you, but I have to live with it for the entire life of mine. So, literacy narrative can be best described as an anecdote from personal experience.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, is a fairy tale that most kids around the world know. It’s quite n intriguing book, with a whole set of mad people and animals making wonderland the land it is. When Alice accidentally finds herself in this so-called wonderland, she runs into animals that talk and are about her size. Little does she know that she has in fact become smaller; otherwise how could she have gone through the hole? Whatever, Alice finds herself in Wonderland. She wonders with no particular place to go as she is lost, and while wondering she comes into contact with a cat that looks quite harmless at first, but on closer observation, Alice decides to keep a safe distance from the cat’s very long claws and great many teeth. Sensing that she was at a safe distance, she addresses the cat with due respect and asks the Cheshire-Puss which way she has to go. The cat is smart and tells her that it depends on where wants to go, to which she says she doesn’t care much. To this, the cat replies that then it doesn’t matter which way she goes. Alice then says that she just wants to go somewhere, to which he says that she could choose to go the way she wanted and that she would reach somewhere in some time. Then she asks him to tell her the kind of people who lived there, to which he says the Hatter lived in the direction to his right, and the March Hare lived in the direction to his left; and both of them are mad. When Alice tells the cat that she doesn’t want to go to people who are mad, the cat says that they all, including Alice are mad. When Alice says that she isn’t mad, the cat reiterates that all those there were mad, and that included her. He then cites the example of a dog, which many say is not mad. When the dog is angry, it growls, and when not, it wags its tail, in the same way, when I growl.
My story goes back to the final year of school when I invited my best friend home for supper. This was the first time that I had invited him home for supper, but I have been to his house for lunch a number of times. Our friendship is over three years old, and we have been the best of friends ever since, and so, we dining together were nothing new. I don’t think and talk, and many a time, my friend told me to be careful with it, as it could get me into trouble. I never get it a serious thought and since I didn’t till now, I never ever would get into trouble. Well, that’s how I thought till that supper. We were all seated and about to eat our food, when my friend asked me whether he could start. I said no, you couldn’t which surprised everyone sitting at the table. My friend dropped his head in embarrassment and my dad yelled at me for my rudeness. I said that wasn’t what I meant as we were so close, but I guess I should have known better than to say that to him. I apologized in front of everyone and said that wasn’t what I meant and was pulling his leg. He pardoned me alright, but thinks twice before coming over to my house again.
Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. 2014. Print.