Bartelby

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In the working community there is no time to do anything that isnít work related. There is nothing more required from you other than to be obedient to your boss and to work efficiently so the company can do well. According to one of Benjamin Franklinís thirteen virtues of industry, he said that one should: ďLose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut of all unnecessary actions.Ē Hard work and dedication …

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…lying next to a wall with his head leaning against the stones. The fictional character Bartleby represents the working class in the industrial society. It is an exaggeration of what happens to someone if they donít employ themselves in something useful, like Ben Franklin did. Bartleby followed Ben Franklinís virtues in the beginning and impressed his boss but the environment of the Dead Letter Office came back to haunt him in the workplace.