After working with bartleby and realizing that

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through life in a way. After working with Bartleby and realizing that Bartleby was living in the office secretly he feels a deep emotion, sadness. This incident makes him realize that Bartleby and he were both sons of Adam and he could not believe how humanity was making Bartleby so poor he had to sleep in his place of work. The narrator eventually tries to just leave Bartleby with the office and try to move on to a new work place. However, the people who bought his old office, demand him to make Bartleby leave. The narrator offers his own home to Bartleby, who refuses it by saying he does not want any change. The narrator tried to help this man he knew nothing about when his character before would just have asked the person to leave and he would be on with the rest of his day. 4. The narrator’s last words are “Ah Bartleby! Ah humanity!” (Melville 321). These last words show the narrator thinks people are treated unfairly if they are poor and unknown to the city. The city burned people’s death letters by the cart- load annually. In a sense that is burning the record of people and erasing their whole life. I think the narrator comes to the realization that all people are the children of Adam and Eve and are essentially equal but are treated different all throughout life by our social status but when you die we are all treated the same. Our death letters all get burned and people move on without us.
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  • Fall '12
  • JosephPellegrino
  • English, Short story, narrator, Bartleby

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