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Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener


by Herman Melville

Bartleby the Scrivener: Whotleby the Scrivewhat? True or False

1. What is a scrivener? -> A lawyer
2. What does Bartleby initially refuse to do? -> Work overtime
3. Where does Bartleby live? -> In the office
4. What does Bartleby eventually refuse to do? -> Get up from his chair
5. What does Bartleby’s boss ask him to do? -> Stop hogging the color copier