Which excerpt from the passage supports the idea that the narrator holds a
position of authority over Bartleby?
"There was no pause for digestion. He ran a day and night line, copying
by sun-light and by candle-light." (paragraph 1)
"One object I had in placing Bartleby so handy to me behind the screen,
was to avail myself of his services on such trivial occasions.” (paragraph
© "I heard a slow scrape of his chair legs on the uncarpeted floor, and soon
he appeared standing at the entrance of his hermitage." (paragraph 11)
"But there was something about Bartleby that not only strangely disarmed
me, but in a wonderful manner touched and disconcerted me." (paragraph
"One object I had in placing Bartleby so handy to me behind the screen, was to avail myself of his services on such trivial occasions." (paragraph 3)
The question above is related to the story entitled "Bartleby, the Scrivener." He was a newly hired clerk by a Wall Street lawyer (the narrator in the story).
The statement above reveals that the narrator holds a position of authority over Bartleby because it mentioned about "how he can avail or make use of Bartleby's service."
So, this means that at any time, he can just ask Bartleby to do something for him because he initially showed an excellent quantity of writing than his other two clerks. This is also the reason why he placed him closer to him, that is, behind the screen.
So, this explains the answer.
the rhetorical technique most used in this excerpt is parallelism. parallelism is a technique which author used in sentence as substitute of repeated synthetical similarities. it is the effect of rhetorical technique.
often a noun phrase is just a noun or a pronoun:
people like to have money.
i am tired.
it is getting late.
position of authori...