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1)The setting of the office is described as following: "my chambers were up stairs at No. - Wall-street.

1)    The setting of the office is described as following: "my chambers were up stairs at No. - Wall-street... my windows commanded an unobstructed view of a lofty brick wall, black by age and everlasting shade." What does the wall seem to be symbolic of?


2)    Describe Melville's writing style. Compare and/or contrast it with another author we have looked at during the semester.


3)    Explain the character of Bartleby. Is there something "wrong" with him (depression?) or does he simply "march to the beat of his own drum?" What about the narrator? Should we respect him?

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