Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby repeatedly replies “I would prefer not to” in response to his boss’s requests. Write about whether this stock phrase shows Bartleby to have free will or not.

In Herman Melville 1819-1891. What kind of understanding do you get about Bartleby.

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Yes, this phrase not only shows Bartleby's free will, it also shows that his choices are a preferance.


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