Bartleby the Scrivener

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Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street Herman Melville “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street” is a complex story that is not an easy read. Melville writes in a very odd way to describe his character, Bartleby. Bartleby frustrated me as a reader because that he did not seize opportunities to better his life and consequently his life got worse. Bartleby frustrates me because that he does not let the rest of the world …

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…being given to him. Bartleby’s problem effects everyone around him, he is causing people to give their time up to try and approach him, to try and address the situation that he has brought into their lives. It is Bartleby’s decision to live his live as a hermit, and he has the right to that decision, yet since he is in a busy society he is letting that decision bring other people down.