CLOSE READING PAPER: Each student is required to write and submit a “close reading” paper, 5- 6 pages in length. The paper presents a “close reading” of a single text we’ve read together in class, and it must include at least 6-7 supporting sentences, also taken from that text. This paper is due on Monday June 8 at 12AM;Choose an engaging title

– Cite other’s work according to the citation style guidelines you are following (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

– Be clear about distinguishing between the author’s voice and the character’s voice as well as your OWN voice in your writing

– Define key terms (e.g. colonialism, history, bildung, autonomy, etc.)

1: While, of other law-copyists, I might write the complete life, of Bartleby nothing of that sort can be done.(p3)

2: Still further to a satisfactory arrangement, I procured a high green folding screen, which might entirely isolate Bartleby from my sight, though not remove him from my voice . And thus, in a manner, privacy and society were conjoined.(p12)

3: Yes. Here I can cheaply purchase a delicious self – approval. To befriend Bartleby. To humor him in his strange willfulness, will cost me little or northing, while I lay up in my soul what will eventually prove a sweet morsel for my conscience.(p17)

4: I would prefer not to.(p 18)

5: For the first time in my life a feeling of over-powering stinging melancholy seized me. Before, I had never experienced aught but a not unpleasing sadness. The bond of a common humanity now drew me irresistibly to gloom. A fraternal melancholy! For both I and Bartleby were sons of Adam.(p23)

6: Mere self- interest, then if no better motive can be enlisted, should, especially with high- tempered men, prompt all beings to charity and philanthropy.(p34)

7: And as the idea came upon me of his possibly turning out a long-lived man, and keep occupying my chambers, and denying my authority; and perplexing my visitors; and scandalizing my professional reputation; and casting a general gloom over the premises;….(p36)

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