What is a story in which character development is more important than the plot called?

1 Answer
Jan 2, 2017

It is a bildungsroman. See explanation.


The novel which shows character's development or education is called a bildungsroman.

The term comes from German words die Bildung = education, formation and der Roman = novel.

"A Bildungsroman relates the growing up or "coming of age" of a sensitive person who goes in search of answers to life's questions with the expectation that these will result from gaining experience of the world."

The description comes from Wikipedia article