bildungsroman novel To Kill a Mockingbird Definition of bildungsroman It is a German word. Bildung has the meaning of “shaping” and “formation.” Roman mean “novel.” Definition: A novel that deals with the development of the protagonist (main character). Coming-ofage book. Moral: dealing with right and wrong Psychological: dealing with emotions and behavior Characteristics: • Learns lessons • Moral development • Psychological development • A child matures bildungroman Sentence: In a bildungsroman novel, the protagonist will need to resolve internal conflicts. Example: • To Kill a Mockingbird • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • Chronicles of Narnia • Harry Potter series Essential Question: How is To Kill a Mockingbird a bildungsroman novel? Think of the lessons that Scout learns. Think of the characters that she encounters. If you have trouble beginning, start in this way: To Kill a Mockingbird is a bildungsroman novel because the protagonist, Scout, learns many important life lessons. (Name all the lessons) You may be asked to explain a few lessons in a paragraph next class.