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Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener


by Herman Melville

Bartleby the Scrivener: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Melville asks what governs ____ -> Commitment
2. Traffic signs and paying for things are examples of -> Choices
3. Bartleby’s slogan fully communicates his philosophy and his whole outlook on life in five short words. Which theme is this? -> Fear
4. Bartleby is a guy that lives alone in his workplace. Which theme is this? -> Isolation
5. Melville asks us how responsible are we for our fellow human beings. Which theme is this? -> Morality and Ethics