Bartleby Nonconformity

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The people in the office are staying in their only little bubble, until Bartleby appeared. Bartleby appeared to be a complaint, hardworking man. He would “ran a day and night line, copying by sun-light and by candle-light,” until one day Bartleby prefer not to comply with what the narrator wanted him to do (Melville 47). This marked Bartleby’s first and not last act of nonconformity. However, if readers look more closely at the statement, “I would prefer not to” it is not “I will not,” stressing that Bartleby is rebelling for an emotional reason and not a moral choice.
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