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Unformatted text preview: Justin Larkins Lit and Law (Weds & Friday 11:30 – 12:50) Bartleby & Thoreau Paper Thoreau’s Civil disobedience is a powerful opposition to the notion that our government is perfect. Henry Melville’s Bartleby is a wonderful animation in my eyes of how man is to stubborn to change their ways. I feel that is easy to compare these two works yet at the same time it is easy to contrast the meanings as well. On the subject of the comparison between the two works I feel majority of the story of Bartleby is spent to explain how the law office houses Bartleby. This is where I can compare the essay of Thoreau to Melvilles’ story because in the way I interrupted the story I felt as if the office was the establishment of the government. Even with the change in owners of the story Bartleby doesn’t change his action which in a way is how Thoreau talks about how man acts in this country. When Thoreau complains about slavery he pretty much says that no one does anything about it because they are waiting for someone else to...
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