In what was is the narrator ill-equipped to deal with the unusual problems presented by Bartleby?
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The narrator is accustomed to his help doing as they are told, at least part of the time. Bartleby never blatantly refuses anything, and the narrator does not know how to respond. This is not a clear black and white issue, like the narrator normally deals with. The fact that Bartleby has nowhere to go also causes the narrator problems, since he has more of a conscience than most lawyers would seem to.