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There are quite a few different interpretations of the story Bartleby the Scrivener.

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Alba Mizaku 10/20/2009 ?Bartleby the Scrivener? Herman Milville There are quite a few different interpretations of the story ?Bartleby the Scrivener.? Bartleby?s character is portrayed in different pieces of writing from articles to short stories with all different interpretations of the story. Bartley is described as ?neurotic, manic depressive, and autistic;? however other writers are claiming he is one who ?suffers rejection and alienation from society on account of his independence.? Which interpretation of Bartleby seems to fit the most? ...read more.

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Fiene in his essay ?Bartleby the Christ,? this mighty figure is Jesus Christ. The essay states that Bartleby is a Christ figure because his death comes from the lawyer?s failure to try and reach Christian charity to him. I completely disagree because it is not the lawyer?s job to try and reach out to Bartleby. The lawyer only saw Bartleby as an employee, as how he should have. ...read more.

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Bartleby?s feelings about society never got into such depth as Melville?s feelings did. Melville had at least a little bit of hope, but Bartleby showed none. Bartleby is a lost soul who does not know what he wants in this world. The lawyer was not there to be Bartleby?s guide. The lawyer gave Bartleby a job and expected him to do what was asked, although Bartleby did not do so. There?s only so much a person can do to help another person, Bartleby did not need help; instead he needed a miracle. ...read more.

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