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Masoud Keshavarz

Masoud Keshavarz

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6585-2752
Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
Marx's Alienation in: Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Melville's Bartelby, the Scrivener
Type
Thesis
Keywords
Marxist alienation, Bartleby the Scrivener, Of Mice and Men, labor, workplace, isolation, identity, capitalism, equitable society.
Year
2023
Researchers Hanan Hashim Ali Alhoseini(Student)، Hamid Reza Dowlatabadi(PrimaryAdvisor)، Masoud Keshavarz(Advisor)

Abstract

The thesis analyzes the theme of Marxist alienation in Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" and John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." The paper explores the forms of alienation experienced by the characters in both stories, including alienation from the product of their labor, the process of production, and their species-being. The evidence presented highlights the negative impact of alienation on the characters, including physical and psychological decline, isolation and loneliness, and a loss of identity and purpose. The paper also suggests solutions to address the problem of alienation in the workplace, such as job enrichment, employee participation, supportive management, social support, and flexibility. Additionally, the paper argues that a shift towards a more equitable and just system is needed to address the root causes of alienation in society.