What do you think about these issues? Post your thoughts by addressing one or both of the following sets of questions:
What motivates Bartleby's refusal to work or even eat by the end of the story? What do you think Melville is trying to say about office work? Do you admire or look down on Bartleby as a character? Is he rebellious or simply crazy?
Is the narrator genuinely concerned about Bartleby's well being, or is he simply trying to make himself feel better? What evidence do you have to support your claim?
After you post a response, respond to at least two classmates. Be sure to engage in real discussion for full credit.