Bildungsroman-Great Expectations

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  • A Bildungsroman Novel
    • A story of education
      • Main character has to experience a form of "moral development"
        • They have to grow up-focus of character's growth-the main thrust of the narrative.
    • Great Expectations
      • Set in early Victorian England
        • Great Social changes sweeping the nation.
        • Industrial Revolution
          • Late 18th and early 19th centuries
          • Transformed social landscape
        • Divisions between rich and poor were as wide as ever
          • Manners of the upper class-very strict and conservative.
            • Ladies and gentlemen were expected to have thorough classical educations
              • To behave appropriately in innumerable social situations
                • These conditions defined Dickens' time
                  • Ladies and gentlemen were expected to have thorough classical educations
                    • To behave appropriately in innumerable social situations
                      • These conditions defined Dickens' time
                        • Ironically, this novel about the desire for wealth and social advancement was written partially out of economic necessity.
                  • Ironically, this novel about the desire for wealth and social advancement was written partially out of economic necessity.
        • London formed a sharp contrast with the nation's sparsely populated rural areas
          • More and more people moved from the country to the city
            • In search of greater economic opportunity

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