BILDUNGSROMAN IN THE SELECTED NOVELS OF JANE EYRE AND SONS & LOVERS
R. Umagandhi, J.Revathi
Bildungsroman, protagonist, gruelling
The term “Bildungsroman” is a literary genre. The German word Bildungsroman means “novel of education” or “novel of formation”. It deals with the particular person’s intellectual and ethical growth from the childhood to adulthood. The novels like Jane Eyre, Sons and lovers, Difficult daughters relates the growing up or “coming of age” of a protagonist. Bildungsroman also deals with the conflict between the main character and society, where the protagonist tend to accept the social value. It is also a process of growth which is extended, gruelling, and incremental, sorting of frequent conflict between the protagonist’s necessity and appetency and views implemented by a detached social order. This paper brings out the Bildungsroman based novel.