by Herman Melville

1853

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Excerpt from “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street”" by Herman Melville.

In this excerpt from Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street,” the narrator hires a scribe who refuses to comply with his requests.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Identity and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Why do people follow the crowd?" and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child: