Bartleby, the Scrivener Posting
“Bartleby, the Scrivener,” written in the Romantic era by a writer often associated with Romanticism, may not seem like it has some of the more distinct traits of that movement. It does, however, seem to say something about the individual versus society, and/or about reason and rationality versus instinct and desire. What do you think this story is saying about one or both of those themes?
-Multiple direct quotes from the text to support the answer.
-The assignment needs to be in “Essay Form” – Introduction, Body, Conclusion
-The text is located here: http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/LCS/bartleby.pdf