Bartleby, the Scrivener

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Narrator/ The Lawyer

the Lawyer was the unknown narrator of "Bartleby the Scrivener." He has his own Law firm located on Wall Street. he employed four men at his law firm who were: Turkey, Nippers, Ginger Nut, and Bartleby. He is level-headed and has a good mind for good business. He is also good when it comes to customer service.

Bartleby

Bartleby is a young man was was hired by there Lawyer ton serve as a scrivener, or law-copyist. he starts as a excellent copyist, but when asked to examine his work for errors. he replies that he "would prefer not too." Bartleby soon answers anything he is asked too do with "I would prefer not too," and he slowly dives to the Lawyer and his fellow scriveners crazy.

Turkey

Turkey is the oldest employee of the Lawyer in "Bartleby the Scrivener." He was a good worker in the morning but when it came to the afternoon he would get flushed in the face and has a short temper. He makes more mistakes in the afternoon that takes a way from his outstanding work he does in the morning.

Nipper

Nippers is only useful after lunch because he suffers from what The Lawyer calls “indigestion,”

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