Bartleby the Scrivener

What is Bartleby's function? Where is his desk located? Why is it located there?

Bartleby, the Scrivener - Short story by Herman Melville

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Bartleby's job is to scribe or copy text. He sits near the narrator and is enclosed by a green folding screen to afford him privacy. He is placed in this area because the narrator wishes for him to be a calming influence on the other workers in the office.


Bartleby the Scrivener