The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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    Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. Franklin was a political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, printer, and an author. As an author, Franklin wrote his autobiography which consisted of two parts. In the second part of his autobiography, Franklin introduced the theme of the American Identity. Franklin is perhaps the best place to begin a study of the fashioning of American culture…

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    Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Edwards were two of the most influential men during America’s enlightenment. However, they have two very opposing viewpoint on virtually everything. Edwards believes that man’s primary responsibility is to God and is driven by Calvinism, while Franklin rejects theology as the responsibility of man and instead determines that man’s responsibility is to seek a virtuous life through purpose. Jonathan Edwards uses his sermons and explicit imagery to convey that man’s…

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    feats. His many experiments led to the modern understanding of electricity we have today. Franklin was an avid inventor, as well as a very active politician. While doing all of this he also finding time to publish literary works such as Poor Richard’s Almanac. Benjamin Franklin spent some of his time invested in business as well. He is often coined as the “First American” because of his many achievements. Franklin is to thank for most things we have in the world today. Due to his intrigued…

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    Paraphrase Paragraph 1: Franklin declares that he has chosen to bring change to his life He learns quickly that his goal will be hard to obtain Over time he realizes that he must create good habits to break bad ones He has developed a method which enables someone to perfect themselves Paragraph 2: Franklin through his reading noticed that most lists on moral perfections contained the same basic principles Notices how temperance was often defined differently in each other catalogues either broad…

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    Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents. He is known as a printer, inventor, writer, statesman, scientist, and more. Being born in the 1700’s made it relatively easy for Franklin to involve himself in multiple areas of interests. This time period was rich in scientific discovery, political involvement, and controversy over war. In his lifetime, Franklin accomplished a gargantuan number of achievements that benefited society and are still spoken of to this day. He is well known for his…

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    accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass had a significant contribution to the history of United States. The practical purpose of "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" and "The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass" books are showing their values and ideas such as the ethics of utility, the economic and personal finances, valorization of hard work and sacrifice, education and self-teaching, and the belief in the possibility of human self-improvement. Benjamin…

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    Benjamin Franklin achieved his intellectual and literary proficiency in the Eighteenth Century during the Age of Reason, with the multitude of philosophical advances that reflected heavily on the content and style of his work. He was no stranger to the works of John Locke, Montesquieu, and Voltaire, and his writing echoed those found also in the literature of the period. Long past the early colonial days of Jonathan Edwards’ Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, the Christian idea of…

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    would be to forget who built the basics for the average American life. Yes, Benjamin Franklin, a figure in history that one still admires to this day. He nurtured America when America was like a newborn babe. He was a father to the fatherless and in turn he became known as one of the American greats. Franklin’s early life was rough as it was for all early Americans. He was only in school until the age of ten. At that time Franklin had to start working. He started working as his brother’s…

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    When Benjamin Franklin wrote this autobiography, he wrote it with the plan for self- improvement. What exactly is self-improvement though? It is the improvement of one’s condition through one’s own efforts. Benjamin Franklin’s plan for this was to acquire each of the thirteen virtues he created for himself, one by one. In the course of this essay, the cause and effect of the virtues, silence/sincerity, frugality/industry, and tranquility. Silence and sincerity are two virtues that work together…

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    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and “Nat Turner’s Confession," both Benjamin Franklin and Nat Turner seek a goal that shape their identity. However, both men convey their actions through their tone and language. Benjamin Franklin uses tone and language as a source to highlight his passion and amplify his masculine identity to show power and control. In comparison to Nat Turner who uses his tone and language to highlight his plan based on a vision he sees. Therefore, Benjamin Franklin and…

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