In a narrative essay you tell a story, but you also make a point. So, it is like a story told for a reason.
There are four types of essays:Exposition - gives information about various topics to the reader. Description - describes in detail characteristics and traits. Argument - convinces the reader by demonstrating the truth or falsity of a topic. Narrative - tells a story, usually from one person’s viewpoint.A narrative essay uses all the story elements - a beginning and ending, plot, characters, setting and climax - all coming together to complete the story.