Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivner

Where's bartleby's hermitage? I need evidence

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What do you mean by hermitage?

idk! its in the book

When Bartleby is set up by the lawyer in a corner behind a screen, he is, indeed, set off from the rest of the world. It is his "hermitage" (a place inhabited by a hermit), a place where he is away from everyone else. The fact that the window faces a brick wall just shows that he is truly secluded from all humanity.

I need the text evidence.

Judy is correct in her above answers. Hermitage is mentioned several times in regards to Bartleby.

"With a little trouble we made out to examine the papers without Bartleby, though at every page or two, Turkey deferentially dropped his opinion that this proceeding was quite out of the common; while Nippers, twitching in his chair with a dyspeptic nervousness, ground out between his set teeth occasional hissing maledictions against the stubborn oaf behind the screen. And for his (Nippers') part, this was the first and the last time he would do another man's business without pay. Meanwhile Bartleby sat in his hermitage, oblivious to every thing but his own peculiar business there."


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