Great Expectations

4. Look up the term bildungsroman. Can Dickens’ novel be called a bildungsroman?


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Yes, Pip's story is a Bildungsroman. In Great Expectations we follow Pip's development as a young man and student, up until his time in the city. As readers, we also watch him grow, take part in his experiences, and see him gain a sense of self-knowledge as he reaches maturity.


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