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The term Bildungsroman is generally applied to a novel about education in the wide sense and all round self-development Most of the best examples of Bildungsroman genre are German Wielands Agathan 1765 was the first novel to be classed under the Bildungsroman Genre A bildungsroman generally relates to the protagonist in a story who goes on a journey away from home due to a feeling of discontent or loss As the plot of the novel unfolds a process of the protagonists development can be identified The protagonist generally goes through an arduous battle from within towards maturity The desires and dreams of the protagonist tend to go against the ways of a rigid social system At the end of the story the protagonist matures and starts to fit into the system The protagonist goes through self-reflection and self-assessment Taking into consideration the general aspects of what classifies a novel as Bildungsroman Great Expectations fits in a number of ways Pip the Protagonist in Great Expectations has a strong desire and ambition to become an educated gentleman Pip find out that he has a secret benefactor that sends him away from his home and true friends to London to be educated and trained as a gentleman As the story develops we witness a number of dramatic changes in Pips personality He goes through a number of battles with his conscience Pip desires to be a gentleman go against his inner feelings He realizes that wealth and social advancement dont always bring happiness At the end of Great Expectations we see Pip in a completely different light Pips story is about self-development but not in the way that Pip originally planned Pips development is moral He learns the importance of affection loyalty and friendship He also realizes how superficial the social classes were in the Victorian era The book is written from Pips point of view The novel its self is Pips own assessment
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