Sketch the character of Bartleby the Scrivener

Or How has the author characterized Bartleby the Scrivener? Or Do you think that Bartleby is a tragic character? Give reasons for your answer. Or What does Bartleby symbolize? Answer: Bartleby is the protagonist of the story Bartleby the Scrivener. The whole story evolves around his character. He is a pale and forlorn scrivener. He is Read More

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What is the significance of the ending of the story Bartleby the Scrivener?

Answer: The short story Bartleby the Scrivener possesses many brilliant qualities or merits which have made it a successful story. The ending of the story is one of its significant aspects—significant in many ways. What happens at the end of the story is tragic and thought provoking. The protagonist, Bartleby, dies. The author could unfold Read More

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The author was glad to engage a sober man like Bartleby. Why?

Or Why did the author appoint Bartleby as his scrivener? What features of Bartleby did impress the author? Answer: The author of the story Bartleby the Scrivener, engaged a man named Bartleby as his copyist. Bartleby’s sober disposition impressed the author. Above all, the author was glad to engage Bartleby because Bartleby might operate beneficially Read More

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Justify the title of the story Bartleby the Scrivener.

Or Why does the author call the story Bartleby the Scrivener? Give reasons for your answer. Or Do you think that the story is appropriately titled? Or Discuss the title of the story Bartleby the Scrivener. Answer: The title of a story is sometimes given after the name of the protagonist, and sometimes after the theme. Read More

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Describe Melville’s narrative technique in Bartleby the Scrivener

Or What do you understand by point of view of a story-teller? Discuss the point of view of Melville as a story-teller. Or What point of view of narration has Melville undertaken? Discuss with reference to Bartleby the Scrivener. Or From your study of the story Bartleby the Scrivener, what ideas have you formed about Read More

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What is your idea of an anti-hero? Do you think that Bartleby is an anti-hero? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: According to NTC’s Dictionary of Literary Terms an anti-hero is “A central Character, or protagonist, who lacks traditional heroic qualities and virtues (such as idealism, courage, and steadfastness). He may be called a non-hero, or the antithesis of a hero of the old-fashioned kind who was capable of heroic deeds, was dashing, strong, brave and Read More

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What type of story is Bartleby the Scrivener? Is it tragic, or comic, romantic or realistic?

Or How far is Bartleby the Scrivener successful as a short story? Or Do you think that Bartleby the Scrivener is a tragic or a realistic story? Answer: Bartleby the Scrivener is a tragic short story told in the mode of realism. We have to discuss this question in the light of short story, tragedy and Read More

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