Bartleby is able to get everyone to pretend that they are rehearsing for a recital, while, in the real sense, he engages the class in taking photographs to make IDs. This is even emphasized by Bartleby’s decision to create his own ‘sham’ S.H.I.T school and go ahead to pocket his father’s ten thousand dollars given as a fee for the first semester. Lack of school ethics also shows in the decision of students to have them engaged in alcohol consumption, drug abuse and illicit sexual relations with one another in school. In addition, such classroom subjects designed, such as ‘Do Nothing 101 and ‘The Art of Sleeping’ points a lot on the degree of moral decadence in the fake school, so established by Bartleby and friends.
Cognition and intellectual development- this is expounded by the manner in which the Bartleby and his friends had difficulties learning in an environment regimented with clearly drawn up policy guidelines, rules, guidelines and strict curriculum. So much that they had to be rejected by many institutions. Bartleby [especially] does not intellectually thrive in a regimented school environment alike to majority of his friends.
Student Personality Development and Personal identity- various personalities are exhibited in the characters of Bartleby, Sherman, and Hoyt, as well as in Monica (Blake Lively). So far the element of assertiveness and strong personalities, wild in every aspect is evident. These personality behaviors are not anchored on value principles adorable by model civilizations. The movie also exhibits how some institutions and colleges do not give a chance for personal identity to thrive. These should be observed in areas of curricular and extra- curricular. Gore (2001) asserts “…post- secondary career professionals must take action by establishing a comprehensive and longitudinal programs of outcome assessment…” (p.13). He further expounds that comprehensive action ...Show more