Self Reliance And The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

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“It was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection.” This line comes out of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin where he has the goal of moral perfection. The second piece of work I choose was Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson, where he tries to explain how in general humans are good. Although Self Reliance and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin are both excellent pieces of work, I feel The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was more significant to me. Ben Franklin’s work had a purpose that could be put into motion while Self Reliance had a purpose focused on persuasion . The purpose behind The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin to me was to show that if you have goals and can push through

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