Bartleby the Scrivener Essay
"Bartleby the Scrivener" is a short story written by Herman Melville. The plot is based on the character Bartleby, an office worker who decides to stop doing his work. Bartleby is thrown in prison because he does not adapt to society's expectations. It is in prison where he dies a lonely man. The Story of "Bartleby the Scrivener" can be interpreted from a social, psychological and moral standpoint.
Bartleby teaches many
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he stops working. He is looked down upon by
his community because of his neglect of these morals.
It is important to look for social, psychological and moral points when reading "Bartleby the Scrivener". The social standpoint of the story is man's fight between society and individualism. The psychological standpoint points out Bartleby's loneliness and lack of self assurance. The moral standpoint says that in order to strive in Bartleby's society you must work hard.