Bartleby the Scrivener

Describe what we come to learn about scriveners? – individually and generally – and discuss how the narrator understands himself in relation to them?

In the opening lines of Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” the narrator notes that nothing he knows of has yet been written about scriveners, or law-copyists, “what would seem an interesting and somewhat singular set of men.” Although he soon makes Bartleby, the “strangest I ever saw or heard of,” the focus of the story, the narrator’s more general interest in scriveners as a set or class of men arguably remains throughout.

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