Due Date: Wednesday of Week 8
Length: 5-6 pages (Works Cited page does not count as one of these pages)
Requirements: Must have a works cited page, must use at least three (3) secondary sources, must use
NOTE ON SOURCES: Only use sources from JSTOR.
Read “Bartleby the Scrivener” there is also a video on youtube.
Write an argumentative essay that answers one of the following questions:
-Does this story have a “hero”? Who is it? How does this affect the story?
-Explain the narrators sympathy toward Bartleby. Why is he sympathetic? What does it suggest?
-Explain the significance of Bartleby’s death. What might this suggest?
Your paper will need to have a few basic parts:
-Clearly state what you are asserting about the story.
-Provide a basic breakdown of the major points that you will make (the “reasons” that your argument is correct)
2.) Examples and explanations
-Use examples from the story to support your assertions.
-Restate your thesis, and bring your argument to a close.
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