According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, the meaning of "narrative" is defined as:
- A description of events, especially in a novel.
- The act, process or skill of telling a story.
However, the meanings of "narrative" used in the following three examples of sentences I recently came across don't appear to necessarily match either of the above definitions.
Here are three examples of sentences using the word "narrative". Can somebody rephrase the specific meaning of each in an easy-to-understand way for non native English learners like me?
(In Charlie Sheen’s show held in Detroit,) Audience growing restless. This show is all pump-up, no narrative. – The Guardian.
I realize that with hostile Republicans controlling the House, there’s not much Mr. Obama can get done in the way of concrete policy. Arguably, all he has left is the bully pulpit. But he isn’t even using that — or, rather, he’s using it to reinforce his enemies' narrative. – New York Times
The story of Capitol Hill's week on the brink — which brought Washington within an hour of a government shutdown — is a narrative of three men, each with a confining sense of his own limitations. – Washington Post