When asked to read the story "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" I was confused at what exactly a scrivener was. I found out that it was a boring job, just as I thought the story was boring. Melville has a way with words; I'm sure. Now if only I could understand them.
No I'm just kidding, I didn't like this story too much but I read on. The development of the story was very well put together, Melville had a plan and you could see that. The actual story needed some work. I think that Bartleby was distant from the people he worked with, and yet the narrator put up with his antics; which is way more toleration than I have. I think that the narrator showed good character when he defended Bartleby, but I think that he was too leniant. As I have said before I did not like this story but I read it and got out of it what I could.