What do we learn about the character of narrator in the first few paragraphs?What does his language(including the use of "impris") tell us about him?

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In the first few paragraphs of "Bartleby the Scrivener, A Tale of Wall Street ," Melville paints a picture of the lawyer as an elderly, orderly, calm, successful though not professionally energetic, and intelligent man. That he is well respected by an influential clientele is shown in his reference...

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