The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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    There are several similarities and differences of the purpose, tone, and tools between Charlotte Temple and Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography. While Charlotte Temple is fiction and Benjamin Franklin is nonfiction, they both have a purpose to inform. Temple is informing us about the life and struggles of women during this time period and Franklin is informing us about his virtues. Since Temple is fiction, is also has the purpose of entertainment because it is a story. Franklin’s also has an…

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    as “having succeeded in life unaided”. There is no truer definition for both Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass. These two amazing, intelligent, and driven men were born in two separate centuries but have many similarities, while at the same time were very different. America would not be what it is today without the contribution of Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Franklin epitomize the ideal self-made man. Frederick Douglass was born…

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    Carlos Mangundayao David Howard-Pitney History 17A November 20, 2014 The Success of Benjamin Franklin We all might know and see Benjamin Franklin everyday in our current hundred dollar bills. What we don 't know is all his achievements, success, and huge contributions to American history. Franklin established the American Philosophical Society, which is an association of the advancement of science. He held some minor positions responsible for printing work for the government. In that time, he…

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    rarely you do have some individuals who actually inspired by the people that have come before us. I am talking about hundreds of years before us, like Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Thomas Edison, and Abraham Lincoln. After reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass I found out that were very inspirational people of their time. In other words I like to call them pioneers of the new America. Douglass and Franklin’s values were similar and different…

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    Benjamin Franklin and the American Dream Introduction to American Literature By: Evan Choate The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin magnificently portrays the potential for all humans to achieve a higher affluence and reputation if one works hard enough for it. This is the basis for the American dream in which any man can achieve economic security and respect through the labor of their own hard work and honesty. Benjamin Franklin cared much about self-betterment which can be seen as a…

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    The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin explains the life of this amazing man in history. I this autobiography it focuses on the revolution years as one may expect to learn from this biography about Benjamin Franklin’s; origins, family and all the decisions and events that lead him to become the grandfather of the American nation. Due to the deep description of the situations that Benjamin Franklin went through and the different cities that he visited in this autobiography, draws a visual idea of…

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    Benjamin Franklin, one of the most distinguished founding fathers, influenced a notable part of the way society is today and, set a great example of how life is to be lived, by doing good to others. That is exactly what Franklin did, through his work as a writer, printer, publisher, diplomat, philosopher and scientist he developed a remarkable respect for himself. At a young age, he had a thirst for knowledge and was eager to learn about all that he could through the writings of other authors.…

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    I believe that Benjamin Franklin most definitely should be the Person of the Century. He made a lot of contributions to us through inventions, literary work, and politics. Ben Franklin is a very powerful and intelligent man. He was able to rise out of poverty to become a wealthy, famous and influential person. He was able to do this through hard work, dedication, and ingenuity. Even before George Washington earned the title Franklin was considered to be “ The Father Of Our Country.” He was a…

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    Benjamin Franklin Ideology

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    revolutionaries of the 18th century. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He wanted to unify the thirteen colonies and his ideologies became a symbol of liberty. Franklin’s most interesting publication appeared in his newspaper called The Pennsylvania Gazette which depicted a cut snake as the 13 colonies with a caption “Join or Die”. He used figurative language and the ‘either/or’ logical fallacy as a persuasion technique. Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography is the epitome of the…

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    Franklin was introduced to Miss Read while taking up residence with her family in Philadelphia as a boarder (Franklin 498). Franklin grew quite fond of her, and “had some Reason to believe she had the same [feelings for him]”. Ultimately, Franklin must have been correct, since the pair began a “Courtship”. Franklin describes his sentiments regarding Read when he states, “I had a great Respect and Affection for her”. Through these comments, it becomes clear that Franklin adored and admired…

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