Bartleby, the Scrivener: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis

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Where did Bartleby work before he went to work for the lawyer?

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1. Who is the protagonist in this story?

2. Who is the antagonist in this story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will teach you more about 'Bartleby, the Scrivener', which is a short story written by Herman Melville. The interactive quiz will then ask you questions revolved around the characters and the plot of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Where Bartleby worked before joining the lawyer
  • Who the protagonist of the story is
  • Who the antagonist of the story is
  • Which character is reckless and insolent in the afternoon

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'Bartleby, the Scrivener'
  • Knowledge application -use your knowledge to identify who the protagonist and antagonist of the story are
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characters Bartleby, the lawyer, and Turkey

Additional Learning

To learn more about a Herman Melville short story, review the corresponding lesson on 'Bartleby, the Scrivener'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explores the plot of Melville's short story
  • Examines the actions and personalities of the main characters
  • Discusses the themes of conformity, belonging, and purpose
  • Identifies the story as both humorous and tragic
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