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Would you like to stay all by yourself How about if people around you dont treat you with respect Herman Melvilles Bartleby is a deceptively complex short story thatshows the misconstrued definition that society holds for charity Thenarrator of the story who is responsible for this statementrepresents the manner in which many people approach the act of helping others Herman Melvilles short story Bartleby the Scrivener introduces many interesting characters with many different personalities However out of Ginger Nut Turkey Nippers and the Old Man who narrates the story the one that is most mysterious to us isBartleby Bartleby is a scrivener which in simple terms is a human version of a modern day copy machine He does his job extremely well hardly ever stopped his work and got things done quickly and efficiently However he is a man of few words In fact he is a man of one phrase I would prefer not to He says this in response to anything that is requested of him other than to copy documents The narrator mostly concentrates on Bartleby throughout the book even though he has other three employees Towards the end of the story Bartleby stopped concentrating on his work and got lonely As a consequence the narrator gets aggressive with Bartleby as well as sympathizes with him on the same hand Bartleby the Scrivener A Story of Wall-Street is a bibliographic record of Herman Melville He was born into an eminent family of Maria Gansevoort and Allan Melville claiming war heroes and wealthy merchants on 1st August 1819 in New York City New York State As a successful import merchant Allan afforded all the necessary comforts for his large family of eight sons and daughters He loved to tell his children about sea-faring tales of terror and adventure and of places that were far away After his death at the age of forty his wife and children moved to the village of Lansing
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