- Melville, Herman. Bartleby the Scrivener. New York: Penguin, 1986.
The Question and Answer section for Bartleby the Scrivener is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
As the narrator congratulates himself on the cleverness of his scheme to dismiss Bartleby, he becomes fascinated with his "assumptions" about how Bartleby will behave. Examine the passage (paras. 149-56), and show how it advances the narrator's growing
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This is asking for your opinion rather than mine but Bartleby is such an odd character that he is the most memorable part of the story.
Some adjectives might be passive, quiet, serious, shy, intense... I don't think that Bartleby would agree or disagree with this: he would be non-committal.