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Bartleby The Scrivener Summary

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In “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, the workspace itself plays a pivotal role in the way the characters behave and interact with each other. The lawyer, who is also the narrator, describes his Wall Street chambers as having “windows that commanded an unobstructed view of a lofty brick wall, black by age and everlasting shade…that for the benefit of all spectators was pushed up to within ten feet of my windowpanes” (105). This description of his chambers shows that the lawyer is located in an office space that has been totally cut off from nature and almost all living things; much like a prisoner when he is in solitary confinement. Once we get inside the office, we see that “ground-glass folding doors” (110) have divided the office into two parts,
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