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In the story Bartleby the Scrivener it is possible to see some serious meanings to the presence of Turkey and Nippers One of the reasons Turkey and Nippers might be in this story is because of the problems the narrator is having with these characters may also end up being the same problems he has with Bartleby In this story Turkey is an alcoholic and can not do his job in the afternoon In the morning Turkey is a great worker and is very useful to the narrator In the afternoon he will be after having a few drinks and will no longer be able to function at the best of his abilities The narrator no longer finds Turkey useful in the afternoons so he is really just taking up space during this time Nippers works at the opposite time of Turkey His best work is done in the afternoon He was a very nervous and anxious man who had to take all of his anxiety out in the short period of time in the morning He had to do this before he could concentrate and settle down to do his work Unlike Turkey he did not need the alcohol to have these two sides to his personality This was just part of his own personal existence When the narrator hires Bartleby he is thinking and hoping that this is a man who can work at his best for the whole day Nippers and Turkey might be here therefore to show us that the narrator is going to have the same problems with Bartleby Nippers and Turkey also give us something to compare Bartelby to Another reason Turkey and Nippers might be in the story is because they can be part of the setting The story is taking place around the 1850s The mood is set
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