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I prefer not to also tells the reader about Bartleby isolating himself The phrase shows his lack of involvement another form of isolation The narrator tells the reader exactly what he did to Bartleby The narrators cultural conditioning affects his point of view greatly didnt notice he was isolating Bartleby and tried to help but Bartleby was succumbed to isolation In the story the author tells the reader exactly what he does to Bartleby to isolate him from the world He tells us in this passage I placed his desk close up to a small side window in that part of the room a window which originally had afforded a lateral view of certain grimy backyards and bricks but which owning to in subsequent erections commanded at present no view at all though it gave some light Within three feet of the panes was a wall and the light came down from far above between two lofty buildings as from a very small opening in a dome Still further to satisfactory arrangement I produced a green folding screen which might entirely isolate Bartleby from my sight though not to remove him from my voice The quotation describes how the narrator secludes Bartleby from society Even the window which normally is a form of escape just traps him even moreThe irony is while trying to seclude Bartleby he is affected by him Instead of dismissing him on the spot for refusing to copy proofread or leave the premises he tries to find other employment for him He even considers inviting him to be a guest at his house The narrator tries to help him but Bartleby would prefer not to The narrator develops before our eyes into a carrying person The narrator realizes that a common fault in a person does not determine that person The narrator the changes and tries to know Bartleby and his odd ways even going the extra to help him
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