September 08, 2004

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

Bartleby, was to me, portrayed as a rather humorous character. Was he just being a jerk or was something really wrong with him? I understand that he died in the end and Melville tried to offer some sort of explanation, but I just didn't understand the signifigance of it. Maybe I just needed to read it a little more indepth. On another note, I enjoyed all of the redundance of the story. Constantly hearing about how GingerNut had to have his cakes everyday and how Nippers was consumed by his temper after the noon hour struck.

Posted by SaraRemaley at September 8, 2004 03:44 PM
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I wonder what those cakes tasted like?? Do you think they were any good?

Do ya?

;-)

Posted by: -->Mike<-- at September 8, 2004 03:53 PM

Turkey was certainly my favorite character. Calm in the morning, a boiling tea-kettle in the afternoon. He reminds me of a disappointed optimistic, who wakes up ready for the day, but unready to handle the rising tensions of the same day to day monotonuity.

Have fun with your blog

Posted by: Stephan at September 8, 2004 04:04 PM

I would email you further comments on your Bartleby, but seeing as how I can't, lol..

;-)~

mike

Posted by: mike at September 8, 2004 04:09 PM
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