Bartleby the Scrivener
by Herman Melville
Bartleby the Scrivener Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Death and Its Trappings
Death seems to surround Bartleby from the moment he walks in the door and into the Narrator's life. He's described incessantly as "cadaverous," and this corpse-like disposition is reflected not onl...
No, we're not referring to the popular NBC sitcom here, even though, now that we think of it, The Office does have a more than a few things in common with "Bartleby the Scrivener" (Dwight Schrute c...