Herman Melville

How did the author handle the problem of Bartleby’s disobedience?

Or What measures did the author take to get rid of Bartleby when the later repeatedly disobeyed his order? Answer: Bartleby the Scrivener, is a short story, in which the author handles the problem of Bartleby’s disobedience. The problem with Bartleby began when he repeatedly replied “I would prefer not to” to calls for his work. …

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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 …

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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 …

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