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The Aspect of Conformity in "Bartleby"

Summary: Essay discusses the aspect of conformity in Herman Melville's "Bartleby."
Herman Melville's short story Bartleby the Scrivener, was written for people used to conforming to others opinions to push the idea of individual thought and actions as opposed to compliance and to show the value of appreciation.

When Bartleby arrives, Melville uses imagery to create his character for the audience. Stating him as "a motionless young man... pallidly neat, pitiably respectable, and incredibly forlorn." So right off you're forced to have some sort of compassion for this character.

That compassion shortly dies when you start to realize Bartleby's personality. The compassion drifts to frustration. At first you feel sorry for him because you can relate to the loneliness and can understand what it's like to be new somewhere but when he starts to take advantage of that factor, you lose all pity you had for him. When Bartleby continuously refuses his bosses work, it's...

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