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In the story of Bartleby the Scrivener it may not be clear at first where the central conflict lies A peron could say the central conflict lies within the lawyer and Bartleby or between bartleby and the lack of wanting to do work or a person could say the conflict lies between bartleby and the other scriveners in the law office But the major conflict does not lie there The major conflict is in the heart of the overbearing society mainstream American lawyerA person who is too unkind to help out his fellow main to let him alone to be the kind person At firt the lawyer tries to help and is really intrigued at the honesty of the lad named Bartelby from the dead letter office he will not do anything for the lawyer His reply is I prefer not to Like any man would prefer not to do work that does not concer him h decides that he would rather jut go on doing his own thing As the story goes on like a sliding scale bartlety does less and less work as the chores the lawyer askes him to do become easier and easier Eventually Bartleby starts to movie in to the law office sleeps there eats his cheese and nuts there Obvious that bartleby has become a man who just doesnt care anymore He becomes a man who is sick of stupidity and doing trivial tasks Bartelby becomes a man who would rather be left alone As it goes in capitalist society this cannot happen you need to move on with work So the lawyer has his internal struggle on what to do first he bribes him to leave seeing that bartleby is down on his luck Than he decides to kick him out jumping from one extreme to the next like a ping pong match inside himself one side being the compationite side who wants him to be the scrivener
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