Great Expectations: Genre & Bildungsroman


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How does Great Expectations' follow the conventions of a bildungsroman?

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1. What determines the division of Great Expectations into parts?

2. Which of the following characters in Great Expectations is most strongly connected to the gothic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations follows the life of protagonist Pip as he grows up in England and explores some of the social problems of the time. But what genre does it fall under? Take this assessment to find out how well you can answer this question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To test your knowledge, this assessment will ask you about:

  • Conventions of Bildungsroman
  • The division of Great Expectations
  • Gothic characters in the story
  • 'Little Britain'
  • Where Pip gets his 'first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things'

Skills Practiced

As you complete this assessment you will test your skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Great Expectations lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the story to understand the concept of Bildungsroman
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about main plot of the story

Additional Learning

For a quick review of the topics covered in this assessment and more, complete the lesson Great Expectations: Genre & Bildungsroman. After this lesson, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Social issues Dickens addressed in his book
  • The origin and concept of Bildungsroman
  • Different literary elements of the book