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Preferring not to: The Paradox of Passive Resistance in Herman Melville's "Bartleby"

by Jane Desmarais

Pagina 2 - 4 febbraio 2017
A comparative verb is articulated by Bartleby as an absolute.

Pagina 3 - 4 febbraio 2017
a kind of linguistic indigestion

Pagina 4 - 5 febbraio 2017
I did not for a moment feel confined, and the walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortar.

Pagina 4 - 5 febbraio 2017
"I was not born to be forced”, Thoreau insists, "I will breathe after my own fashion." (Thoreau)

Pagina 4 - 5 febbraio 2017
In fact, his psychological freedom could even be thought of having been enhanced by his corporeal imprisonment.

Pagina 5 - 5 febbraio 2017
"to save the adversary as well as to triumph over him"

Pagina 5 - 5 febbraio 2017
This reading offers an image of neurotic vulnerability. Such is the incurable isolation of individuals whose personal histories are lost in and to the System.

Pagina 5 - 5 febbraio 2017
The language of anorexia is helpful here, because, as an illness with which we are becoming increasingly familiar, that condition operates extremely successfully as a form of resistance. The nature of the resistance, however, is paradoxical and tragic.

Pagina 5 - 5 febbraio 2017
As many studies show, anorexics prefer to retreat from social life and seek out places of silence and solitude

Pagina 6 - 5 febbraio 2017
the idea of isolation and the breakdown of "rooted relationships"

Pagina 7 - 5 febbraio 2017
He is concerned most of all to protect himself from invasion.