The Critque on Capitalism draft.docx - Surname1 Name Institution Professor Date Bartleby the Scrivener The Critque on Capitalism Bartleby the Scrivener

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Surname1 Name: Institution: Professor: Date: Bartleby the Scrivener; The Critque on Capitalism Bartleby, the Scrivener, is the short story written by Herman Melville’s, one of the main character in this story is Bartleby who was employed in a law firm located in Wall Street, and he plays a key role of refusing to be an item in the capitalist society. Silently, Bartleby was among the victims of the capitalism; his employers were keen in profit making rather than the welfare of the staff. For these reasons, he waged war against the capitalist who was used to taking people as commodities; thus he posed a great challenge for capitalism. All Scriveners including Bartleby were involved in doing non-enthusiastic jobs such as editing and proofreading articles. In addition, their work entailed being part of the machinery work. Consequently, these jobs limited their creativity, and rendered them depressed and frustrated. For instance, Bartleby work specification was legal documents editing. Although he was supposed to handle all assignments, give as this phrase states “It is an indispensable part of a scrivener’s business to verify the accuracy of his copy, word by word” (Herman 544). He became defiant and blatantly refused to work on some orders using the phrase “I would prefer not to” (Beverungen, and Dunne 176).
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Surname2 According to the phrase “There was no pause for digestion” (Herman 530). The story depicts Bartleby as very hardworking man in the two days of employment since he did not waste time, his employer was very pleased, but thereafter, obedience for his boss waned because he flatly declined to examine some paperwork, the response “I would prefer not to” (Beverungen, and Dunne 176) started then and was repeatedly uttered whenever a job was given. In a bit to solve the issues arising with the new employee, the boss suggests different solutions such as letting Bartleby stay at his home and offering positions in different occupations. The narrator brings out
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