A nonviolent opposition to authority better known as a passive resistance. In “Bartleby, The Scrivener” by Herman Melville, it can be seen being used by the main character Bartleby. With his famous quote “ I would prefer not to”. Indicating that he would not participate…
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by Herman Melville
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A wealthy lawyer on Wall Street hires Bartleby, a scrivener, to reduce the load of work of his law firm. Bartleby performs his job with skill and gains the owner's trust in his labour.