Bildungsroman novel originated from Germany. It is a special kind of novel that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of its main character, from his or her youth to adulthood. A bildungsroman is a story of the growing up of a sensitive person, who looks for answers to his questions through different experiences. Generally, such a novel starts with a loss or a tragedy that disturbs the main character emotionally. He or she leaves on a journey to fill that vacuum.During the journey, the protagonist gains maturity, gradually and with difficulty. Usually, the plot depicts a conflict between the protagonist and the values of society. Finally, he or she accepts those values, and they are accepted by society, ending the dissatisfaction. Such a type of novel is also known as a “coming-of-age” novel.
For Monday : Answer the following question : Show how The Curious Incident can be considered as a bildungsroman, illustrating the definition with examples from the book.
Booklet : complete your booklet 36 to 46
Christopher and Ed
Judy and Christopher
Siobahn and Christopher
Who is Christopher ?