UsingQuotations - Zachary Fink

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Write a paragraph where you argue that Bartleby is an alienated worker. Make sure you use ONE of the Marx quotations below and use ONE quotation of your choosing from the short story as evidence that Bartleby is an alienated worker. Incorporate and integrate the quotation properly using MLA-style. Send to the digital drop box by the end of class or by the beginning of next class. "A direct consequence of man's alienation from the product of his work, from his life activity, and from his species-existence, is the alienation of man from man " (Marx 64) --Hint: this quotation would work well with an example of Bartleby's solitude and/or alienation from his fellow workers. "the external nature of [alienated] work for the worker appears in the fact it is not his own but another person's, that in work he does not belong to himself but to someone else" (Marx 62). --Hint: this quotation would work well with an example of how the lawyer treats Bartleby in
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Unformatted text preview: terms of assigning tasks and how Bartleby to combat such alienation refuses him. "the worker does not affirm himself in his work but denies himself, feels miserable and unhappy, develops no free physical and mental energy but mortifies his flesh and ruins his mind" (Marx 61-62). Bartleby is an alienated laborer because the direct product of his work, from his life activities and from his species-existence, is the alienation of man from man (Marx 64). Bartleby alienated himself from all his potential friends while working. Cuilla describes work as a very general term for human activity something that is or was done; an act, deed, proceeding, business. Bartleby worked and made work his life, and thus took over himself as an alienated laborer. Bartleby would believe that his work was superior and did not require the assistance of the other laborers in his firm....
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