The 's Account Of Wall Street

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Whether it be popular culture such as television shows or movies or real life scenarios society always finds work structure to be a captivating and dare I say entertaining. Melville’s account of Wall Street is an interesting one that explores characters that have some similar characteristics to modern day office settings. This paper will explore the different personalities described in “Bartleby the Scrivener”, discover how that relates to modern culture, and conclude with why people find it captivating. First the narrator is introduced, not by name, but it is easy to infer about him by the way he attempts to describe Bartleby and the other workers. He begins by saying “Ere introducing the scrivener, as he first appeared to me, it is fit I make some mention of myself, my employés, my business, my champers, and general surroundings”, which once again says a lot more about the narrators personality (p.2402). The excessive use of “my” proves this man is egotistically driven and when reading on he continues to refer more to himself rather than his employees. This idea of a self centered boss who views himself as superior to his cohorts does not sound familiar at all right? Wrong! Many people may even have personal experience that coincides with Bartleby’s experiences of a self absorbed boss. There is a movie entitled, “Horrible Bosses” (2011) making 209.6 million dollar in the box office. This hilarious movie although over exaggerated is found to be highly entertaining in

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