am 20.2.2003 21:17 Uhr schrieb Peter Montgomery unter
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> In case anyone's interested, I put together a page of
> websites that define literary terms. Here's the URL:
Nice page, dear Monty!
A type of novel where the protagonist is initiated into adulthood through
knowledge, experience, or both, often by a process of disillusionment.
Understanding comes after the dropping of preconceptions, a destruction of a
false sense of security, or in some way the loss of innocence. Some of the
shifts that take place are these:
* ignorance to knowledge
* innocence to experience
* false view of world to correct view
* idealism to realism
* immature responses to mature responses
* Jane Austen Northanger Abbey
As another example, I'd suggest Salinger's Catcher!