An Immortal Choice

Herman Melville’s short story “Bartelby the Scrivener” was published in 1853 at the end of his writing career. At first glance the story is often seen as dull and boring with slow pacing and bland characters. However, when examined in the context of who Herman Melville was and how he developed as an author the story of Bartelby, the scrivener who prefers not to work, can … Continue reading An Immortal Choice