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    Knowledge of where Bartleby previous work experience at the “Dead Letter Office” gives us insight in to explanations about his character and why he might have repeated, “I prefer not to” numerous times. Bartleby probably worked with these dead letters and had to sort through these witch might had a major affect on his personality. The adjective “dead” also coincides with his personality as he constantly refuses to tell the narrator about himself. The narrator seems to agree with this statement by saying, “Dead letters! Does it not sound like dead men? Conceive a man by nature and misfortune prone to a pallid hopelessness, can any business seem more fitted to heighten it than that of continually handling these dead letters and sorting them for the flames?” His previous work experience also gives us insight to why he might not have cared about what he said. After sorting through a dead letters every day of work, perhaps Bartleby decided that he was hopeless in life as well, which could have had a major change to his personality. Bartleby was probably a normal person before his work experience at the Dead Letter Office which is why this might have been included in the story. It might serve as a lesson to warn people about doing jobs that you will be miserable at or ones that are…

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    The story Bartleby by Herman Melville shows the reader a crazy, but possible outcome for a person who has reached a dead end in life. In this case, Bartleby is the character that self-destructs, while the narrator or his supervisor witnesses it and struggles to resolve the issue. The narrator feels confused and repulsed by Bartleby’s unmotivated attitude towards his work, but later in the story changes his tone to a more charitable and understanding one. For example after many attempts of…

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    resistance, however, does not prevent him from being a productive worker. In fact, he voluntarily works long, uninterrupted hours without direction or order from his boss, leaving the narrator with little purpose. Bartleby shows that his drive to work is not for a monetary reward, but rather out of a personal need. Usually, work and identity mutually influence one another, but in this short story, work became his sole identity. Bartleby was revealed to have been a permanent occupant of the…

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    replies with, “I would prefer not to.” It is later found out that on the weekend, the lawyer made a stop by his office and happened to find that Bartleby had been living in the office the whole time. The lawyer asked him to leave, to which he replied, “I would prefer not to;” so, the lawyer changed the location of his office to remove himself from Bartleby. The new owner contacts…

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    Bartleby's occupation in 'the dead letter office' directly related to his ultimate existence and the theme of morality? The dead letters within the office represent our mortality and the shortcomings of our greatest intentions. These letters are never delivered to their recipient, and are a failure in terms of communication. For some reason or other, the letters destination is never reached and the sender has failed to communicate their message. In relation to language, it is a failure to find a…

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    Today was a slow day, but very education. I am finding that out that my time at CTLC is better spent watching than actually doing things. When I walked into the double door facility I seen the usual faces, and I greeted them as I made my way back to my little small cubical office. When I arrived at my office about two minutes after greeting several people, I noticed a small green sticky note that was on my desk from the day prior. The note was to remind me about the Homeless Alliance meeting at…

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    A rustic oak desk sat in the middle of a dimly lit room. Various office supplies were neatly placed around the surface, though there was a distinct lack of electronics, laptop or otherwise. There were no loose papers, everything was neatly stacked, either in the outbox or inbox. Normally both would be full, but it was well past closing time, and the secretary had already emptied both. The morning would bring a fresh pile of folders, but for now, there was a single folder in the center of the…

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    The Office is a television show that aired in 2005 and went off aired in 2013. The show was filmed as a documentary that looks into the inside of a small paper company Dunder-Mifflin in Pennsylvania. Being filmed as a documentary the show was able to capture everyday interactions in a work place. The Office was remarkable in capturing conflict throughout the nine seasons. Conflict is defined as when two or more people come into a collision or disagreement. From the show the audience…

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    The Office is an amazing TV series. This sitcom follows the daily life of Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. Watching the characters interact and react to different situations is truly hilarious. Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell, is the manager. His crazy personality made so many fans fall in love with his priceless character. In season six, Steve Carell left the show. Ratings dropped significantly. While the show was still good the last 2 seasons, it suffered. Like Michael Scott is to The Office, so…

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    Orozco, a new employee is introduced to his office and the workspace which he is going to working in. However, while the story is told from the perspective of the main character, throughout the story there is almost no focus on the main character, but instead on the people who he will be working around and interacting with in the future with in the office. The narrative in this story is from the person who is giving the new employee a tour of the office, and telling him different things about…

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