I was working on English homework and am getting tripped up by the usage of the words "narrative" and "report". What's the difference? It seems to me they both mean to recall events in order.
I also checked WikiDiff Narrative vs. Report, but it doesn't seem clear to me.
Definitions I had gotten from Google:
Narrative: "a spoken or written account of connected events; a story."
Report: "give a spoken or written account of something that one has observed, heard, done, or investigated."
I found this unclear because report appears to be a synonym of narrative. (Google actually lists "report" in the synonyms for narrative.) Why? Because there exists a story about "something that one has observed, heard, done, or investigated."
So do all narratives count as reports? Or only narratives on true stories?
P.S. I had originally thought a "report" could only apply to researched, highly scientific articles. But apparently "What My Bike Has Taught Me about White Privilege" by Jeremy Dowsett contains an example of the "report genre".