Both Akaki Akakievich and Bartleby, caught in their "silence, inaction, colorlessness
" (61), are still capable of generating narrative for others, such as the lawyer in the case of Bartleby.
Throughout the novel, the wasteland in which the man and his son travel is so relentlessly characterized as gray and ashen that few readers will miss its colorlessness
, as attested by several commentators: "The book is written in language almost like watching black and white TV which adds to the setting," writes an online reviewer (Lutz; for a fuller discussion, see Caracciolo, "Narrative Space" 431-32).
While their colorlessness
is a welcome reprieve from the polychrome paintings, it is their precarity that moves us.
As a result, the whole life of Martin is doomed to colorlessness
, which makes him completely invisible.
The drabness and colorlessness
that Hillyer describes is surely not only a matter of his daily sensory experience.
it was the very colorlessness
of Adlai Stevenson--his all-embracing, non-offending character--that was to stamp the postwar epoch in Democratic history" (Gerring 1998, 233).
James Robert Wood, "Richardson's Hands,' Eighteenth-Century Fiction 26.3 (Spring 2014):337, for instance, points out that Sir Charles's "colorlessness
" facilitates his work or labor, which is "the formation and maintenance of social relationships."
or saturation information is used to model the fast-smoke.
which echoes Tom's thought during his final walk to
It is a white crystalline or brown solid having properties such as colorlessness
and low solubility in water.
Yet if the strongest parties in these democracies start to collapse due to their inefficiency and colorlessness
, and the fringe gets too strong, Europeans start worrying.
Deeper in the chamber there were only slumbering, blurred colors--the indistinct colorlessness
of everything in a single hue." Cascades of sensory impressions adorn the dumb objects that surround him so that they acquire a rather florid, reliquary life projected into them by the mind of the Troubled Man.