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The Loneliness Sin of All Could sloth be the ultimate cause of loneliness Sloth is a term meaning lazy The unwilling behavior of people to not seize the moment or to just sit by and let the world pass Herman Melville tells a grim story of sloth in Bartleby The Scrivener Ernest Hemingway depicts a soldiers struggles to readapt to small town America Soldiers Home and William Shakespeares Hamlet shows us that even amidst friends and family we can hold ourselves mentally hostage Advances in technology doesnt always prove that working smarter not harder is the best solution Is sloth the cause of loneliness or just a symptom Melvilles Bartleby The Scrivener is set in the fast paced city of New York Wall St to be exact Bartleby is a copier for a lawyer The lawyer is the narrator of this story Bartleby exhibition of sloth ended his career and his life He doesnt want to fit into the society as he lets things just happen around him Any task given to him by his employer other than copying is answered with the phrase I would prefer not to The lawyer decides to move his office to rid himself of the scrivener Believing the relocation had exonerated himself of Bartleby he is made aware of Bartlebys strange behavior Bartleby had remained in the building dwelling the halls and sleeping in the entry at night The lawyer is persuaded to talk to Bartleby about abandoning the building He suggest many different jobs Bartleby can pursue Bartleby only answerers in the same manner by saying he would prefer not to and then saying he is not particular as if to hint he wants to work Bartleby was arrested for loitering While in jail he refuses any help or food He is now at the apex of his slothfulness Bartleby is content with doing what he had been doing nothing With his extreme unwillingness to change
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