Summary - Melville, Herman - Bartleby, the Srivener

Summary - Melville, Herman - Bartleby, the Srivener - Paul...

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Paul Burkhart Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville Plot – Exposition: We are introduced to the narrator, his occupation, his ideas about Bartleby, his co-workers, and then finally we are introduced to Bartleby himself, in all his glory. Rising Action: When Bartleby starts to “defy” his boss and not “prefer” to do anything, this causes the conflict. This conflict doesn’t just stay between Bartleby and the narrator. It also spreads to the co-workers. The conflict intensifies when Bartleby is found to live in the office. Soon after, he is fired and will not leave thus the whole ordeal begins with trying to get him just to leave the narrator’s office. Finally, the narrator changes offices, and the next resident of those offices comes to him to get rid of Bartleby. After a couple of failed attempts, the narrator gives up. Turning Point: This occurs when the narrator receives the letter telling of Bartleby’s recent incarceration. Falling Action: The falling action happens as the narrator gives his report to the police, tries to help
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