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Lack of Epiphany in Poor Man's Pudding, Bartleby, '' Minister's Black Veil, or Masque of the Red Death From the Melville tales, "Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs" and "Bartleby, the Scrivener", the narrators go through what Seem to Be life-changing experiences. Hawthorne Provides a similar outline at "The Minister's Black Veil" as will Poe in "Masque of the Red Death". Yet, at the conclusion of every one of these stories, there is no evidence to suggest that the narrator is affected by the differences (and perhaps similarities) of the own lives and those less lucky. In "Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs" The narrator has the opportunity to absorb, as much as a "outsider" can, the heartache and trials of the lower course. While he cannot deny the experience of being in the Coulters home as thought provoking - that seems to be all it is for him. "However, the impulse of the bad is much more fortunate than we think". He does not fully align himself with the top class in the next region of the narrative but he won't refuse the benefits and privileges of wealth. He can be inwardly influenced from the gluttony and callousness of this rich and the sympathetic conditions of the weak, however any rectal conversion is not exemplified in his outward behaviour...Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds the majority of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed". I personally think, the reader is the person who's affected from the narrator's experiences and the absence of change to the area of the narrator is upsetting to this reader. The reader is able to go with the narrator through both situations, however unlike the narrator, the reader is able to sympathize with th...