Bildungsroman — Coming of Age

A bildungsroman is a coming-of-age story.

This Halloween think of Ray Bradbury’s: Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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There is a line in the prologue which reads:


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The Harry Potter series is also a bildungsroman, telling the story of Harry maturing and coming-of-age as a wizard.

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A bildungsroman includes these features:

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Today’s assignment:

1. Watch this short video about bildungsroman:

Bildungsroman on youtube.

2. Select a book that tells a coming-of-age story. Explain why you think it is a bildungsroman.

Read more on Ray Bradbury here.

Read more about Something Wicked This Way Comes at Goodreads.

Read more about literary devices here.

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