Bildungsroman

literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood (coming of age)

A Bildungsroman is a kind of novel. It is often called a "coming-of-age" story in English. The word comes from German. "Bildung" means "education", and "Roman", means "novel." [1] This genre is about the psychological and moral growth of the main character from youth to adulthood. [2] The ways the character changes are important.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bildungsroman: German literary genre". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 April 2013. Archived from the original on 28 March 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. Lynch 1999.
  3. Bakhtin 1996, p. 21.
  4. Jeffers 2005, p. 2.