a novel that follows the development of the hero from childhood or adolescence into adulthood through a troubled quest for identity
a word, place, character, or object that means something beyond what it is on a literal level
a member of a men's religious order who is not in holy orders but engages in the work of that order
the moment of tragic recognition in which the protagonist realizes some important fact or insight, especially a truth about himself, human nature, or his situation
refers to the atmosphere or mood of a particular location or setting within a literary work
the struggle which arises from the reaction of two opposing forces to one another. provides suspense in a work of fiction.