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by Charles Dickens

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What are the examples of Entwicklungsroman that I could include in my MA paper? Could I also juxtapose it with Bildungsroman ? Is there a big difference?

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There is very little difference between an Entwicklungsroman and a Bildungsroman. Critics are divided on whether the former is a sub-genre of the latter, or whether they are two similar types of novel with a slight difference in focus. It is uncontroversial to say, however, that a Bildungsroman is a "coming of age novel," in which a sensitive protagonist grows and learns throughout the course of the narrative. An Entwicklungsroman has less of a focus on growing up or coming...

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