The most well-known of these short stories is called 'Bartleby, ..

“Bartleby, the Scrivener” represents the true example of the effects that industrial society can have on individual; it simply dehumanizes the individual and forces him to accept his fate and give up his ambitions; there is no point struggling against it after all, death seems to be the only way out.

The conflict that exists between Bartleby and the lawyer is often seen as a labour dispute.
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Melville portrays Bartleby as the workaholic type of employee, the one who is doing his job, at least at the beginning, the type of person dedicated to his work in order to please his boss.

Bartleby the Scrivener Thesis Statements ..

Bartleby is the reflection of the class conflicts and capitalist pressure of the 19th century American society.
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