Compare And Contrast Bartleby The Scrivener

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In “Bartleby, The Scrivener” by Herman Melville and “A&P” by John Updike, the characters Bartleby and Sammy have different views on the American workplace, but they both go against authority and thus portray the cowboy image. The difference in their views but similarities in defiance are best exemplified in their departure from the workplace. Bartleby is told to leave if he will not work, but he does not leave and goes so far as to follow the narrator to his new office because he lives in the office and uses it as a means to survival. Not knowing what to do, the narrator leaves work for a few days and when he returns, there was a letter informing him that “the writer had sent to the police, and had Bartleby removed to the Tombs as a vagrant,”
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