It is interesting to note that the narrator remains unnamed, even though the other characters have either names or nicknames. This makes the narrator a bit of an everyman, and allows the readers to see the story through his eyes. It also puts the narrator on the same level as Bartleby. The three other workers - Turkey, Nippers, and Ginger-Nut - all have character traits that indicate they have passions and lives outside of work. However, the focus of the plot is on Bartleby's inability to find a purpose in life, to find something he prefers to do. Work is all he is. Similarly, the narrator is only known to us as a lawyer, suggesting that he, too, has little life beyond work. This could be the reason he is so captivated by Bartleby, because he sees himself in this other man.