Human rights seen through literature - EXPeditions

Human rights seen through literature

by Joseph Slaughter
  • Key point 1
    Literary genres incorporate conventions which help normalise ideas. For instance, Bildungsromane, coming of age novels, help normalise ideas around individuals and society.
  • Key point 2
    Bildungsromane also focus on incorporating marginalised citizens into societies. As such, they have been referenced by social groups.
  • Key point 3
    Bildungsromane often target a middle-class readership. In so doing, they often show a majority population that the motivations of minority populations are not unlike their own.