Subtitle

A Study of "Bartleby the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street" and "Benito Cereno"

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Zornado, Joseph L.

Document Type

Thesis

Department

English

Abstract

Analyzes two of the short stories in Herman Melville's The Piazza Tales, "Bartleby the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street" and "Benito Cereno" and argues that these stories are highly critical of the bourgeois class structure of American society that inform Wall Street, as well as the slave trade, in mid-Nineteenth-Century America. Posits that in these works Melville addresses the questions of hierarchical power in the workplace and the effects of racism and slavery in the colonization of America.

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