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Herman Melvilles Bartleby the Scrivener the narrator of the story is the main character While the entire story describes the mysterious and peculiar Bartleby the main theme of the story is about the narrator It is about the transformation has a human the narrator under goes The narrator morphs from a man leading a non-confrontational life to one who displays his anger to finally a man who cares deeply about what happens to his former scrivener At the beginning of the story the narrator is having a good life for the most part He tells the audience that he is of the belief that the easiest way in life is the best The narrator dislikes trouble in his life Despite being a lawyer he chooses not to work inside a courtroom instead preferring to be a law-copyist The audience also learns that he is an un-ambitious man Being a go-getter would require a good deal of effort and many confrontations which the narrator admits he dislikes and avoids The narrator offers further insight into his self All who know me consider me an eminently safe manpp 233-234 The man leads a tranquil life doing in what he describes a snug business Even the very nature of his profession is very non-confrontational all he and his clerks do is copy legal documents The mans worst problem is with Turkey and Nippers who have some odd quirks about them There is nothing beyond this that the narrator has ever had to deal w ith think about or concern himself with That is until he hires Bartleby After the first few days of working with Bartleby progress the narrator soon discovers the peculiarities of his new clerk This shocks and later angers the narrator as this man is the biggest problem he as ever had to deal with On the third day of Bartlebys employment the narrator first discovers the reality of his new clerk The narrator
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