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Bartleby, the Scrivener and the Lawyer Who Did Not Know

4 Pages 979 Words December 2019

What do you know about a lawyer other than he practices law. Well, in the story of “Bartleby, The Scrivener” there is a lawyer but he's totally different from the lawyer you would think about who stands in a courtroom. The Lawyer is Bartleby The Scrivener: A Story Of Wall Street is a story written by Herman Melville. This story focuses on two main characters the Lawyer and Bartleby. The Lawyer is the antagonist and Bartleby, who is the protagonist. The Lawyer and Bartleby relationship is a love and hate relationship. Once people have read Bartleby The Scrivener they either agree with the majority opinion or McCall’s view of the Lawyer and for me, I disagree with McCall’s point of view which is that Bartleby is right for the decision he made regarding Bartleby and I rather agree with the majority opinion which sees the Lawyer as confused and lost to Bartleby’s true nature.
The majority of those who read Bartleby, The Scrivener think of Bartleby as a person who works hard and goes far and beyond to complete his task which makes the Lawyer favor Bartleby but as many continue to read the story till the end, they realize Bartleby’s work habits start to change into a lazy work ethic but he is just misjudged., “I had thought better of you. I had imagined you of such a gentlemanly organization, that in any delicate dilemma a slight hint would suffice-in short, an assumption. But it appears I am deceived”(20). In this part of the story, Bartleby refuses to work with his coworkers to review their work with one another and the Lawyer states how he feels about it. This quote gives the deep inside of how the other characters feel toward Bartleby and reveals the deep emotions that he is depressed, the Lawyer sees Bartleby as these words are said in his own words. When Bartleby first starts working for the lawyer, his work ethic is described as hard going, but even though the Lawyer is disappointed in Bartleby he stills sees potentia...

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