“Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville’s By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria: Competency 1: Apply the conventions of literary analysis. Explore the elements of theme and protagonist as they relate to a specific literary work. Competency 2: Apply literary critical analysis skills. Develop a thesis statement that addresses how the characterization of the story’s protagonist influences the story’s theme. Employ evaluation skills to assess the effectiveness of the connection between the story’s theme and protagonist. Competency 3: Use basic literary terms. Include directly quoted textual evidence from the story illustrating the connection between protagonist characterization and story theme. Competency 5: Construct scholarly literary analysis. Provide a balanced analysis of the literary work. Competency 6: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats. Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Develop your ideas from the second discussion in Unit 1 into a full, well-organized, and well-supported essay of 500700 words in proper APA format, with a title page, headers, and correct in-text citation and end references page. Any effective scholarly essay of this length will include: An introductory paragraph in which you engage the reader’s attention, offer some brief background information, and clearly assert your thesis statement At least three full body paragraphs in which you develop that thesis statement by offering direct, quoted evidence from the story, and your own unique arguments for how this specific evidence proves your thesis. A concluding paragraph, in which you reiterate your thesis concept and leave the reader thinking about your ideas.