Bartleby, the Scrivener

by

Herman Melville

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Bartleby, the Scrivener Symbols

Walls

Walls serve to create boundaries, and they disconnect people throughout the narrative of Bartleby, the Scrivener. The Lawyer’s office is separated into two rooms by a ground-glass folding door: one room where The…

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Dead Letters

At the story’s end, The Lawyer informs the reader that he has heard rumors that Bartleby worked for many years at the Dead Letter Office. Dead Letters – letters which for some reason or other…

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