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Compassion Toward Neighbors: Herman Melville
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Compassion Toward Neighbors: Herman Melville

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards
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About This Lesson

What do we owe our neighbors and fellow citizens? Reflect on the need for the virtue of compassion and civic attitudes toward our neighbors by reading Herman Melville short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street" (PDF of text below). Visit the following links for additional resources, including a study guide, biographical information, and a video series featuring editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub discussing the story with scholar Wilfred McClay. CCSS alignment: RL.9-10.1 , RL.9-10.2 , RL.9-10.3

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Files

Bartleby_the_Scrivener_Study_Guide.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 12, 2020
524.98 KB

Melville_Bartleby_the_Scrivener.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 12, 2020
585.92 KB
Videos
Compassion: "Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Herman Melville"
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Standards

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
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I love the story, and I love these resources.
Amber Rain Chandler
November 24, 2013
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