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Alex Dorman

1)How does the setting in each scene reflect some of the themes found throughout the text? (Wall Street, the "view" from the office, the gloomy Tombs, etc). Also, 'Bartleby' is often entitled 'Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street'. Outside of the fact that it is set there, what makes Bartleby a 'story of Wall Street'?

2) Bartleby is described as 'pallidly neat', and having a 'cadaverously gentlemanly nonchalance'. How do the deathly descriptions of Bartleby influence our impression of him? Do you think he would have been described thus before he worked at the dead letter office?