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Benjamin Franklin

Barry Hall American Lit. I: Fri. 9-11:45pm 6 May 2011 Benjamin Franklin’s Influence in 18th Century America Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 6th, 1706. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, and was also well known for his writings and inventions. R. V. Jones states that Benjamin Franklin was “the oldest man to sign the Declaration of Independence” he also goes on to say that Franklin “had done more than anyone else to keep America within the British...

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Rachel Sutherland English Composition I Prof. Comeau October 11, 2012 A Clear Look into the Life of Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has themes of enlightenment, hard work, nature, and intelligence. A person’s attention may not be drawn toward these ideas at first glance, but after reading “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato and “The American Scholar” by Emerson, it is difficult to stray away from connecting the three works. “The Allegory of the Cave” presents enlightenment...

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Chandarlapaty Question2. Discuss the work ethic of Benjamin Franklin in his Autobiography and the significance of his contribution to American democracy and capitalism. Why are Franklin’s “Choices” important in building the American ethic? Benjamin Franklin: If ever a story embodied what has come to be known as the American dream, it is the life story of Benjamin Franklin. The work ethic of Franklin could be considered a passionate and energetic man who motivated himself by...

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Susanna Dey 19 November 2011 Benjamin Franklin Say the name Benjamin Franklin and you may picture a chubby man with spectacles holding a kite during a lightening storm. Perhaps you picture him a older man with spectacles propped up on his nose standing in a great room full of distinguished gentlemen signing the Declaration of Independence. Both of these facts about Benjamin Franklin's life would be true. However, there was so much more to Mr. Franklin. He was a diplomat, a statesman...

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If ever a story embodied what has come to be known as the American Dream, it is the life story of Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin is one of the most talented, famous, and powerful people in the United States, who was part of Five that was to draft the Declaration of Independence. He dedicated almost his life to the Revolution of the United States. Besides being a talented inventor with many significant inventions that have changed the world until now, he was a successful politician as well...

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Benjamin Franklin

In the Americanization of Benjamin Franklin Gordon S. Wood portrays the life of Benjamin Franklin. Through his various life experiences Wood is able examine Benjamin Franklin and give a better understanding of who this man actually was. Franklin was a man who aspired to do something great, something that would change the world. He came from Boston, a life of “poverty and obscurity in which he was born and bred,” he left it behind for Pennsylvania where he was able to create, “a state...

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life of Benjamin Franklin was one consumed with ambition to improve himself in furtherance of achieving his goals and beyond. By undertaking the challenge of improving himself in several aspects of his life, Franklin was able to become a successful inventor, newspaper publisher, business person, and political leader between the 1750s and 1790. The Autobiography serves as a guide for his son and others to learn how to overcome hardships in life in order to reach success. Benjamin Franklin was able...

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Benjamin Franklin - American Hero

Revolutionary period of America, which held such courageous enlightened men such as Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and Benjamin Franklin. Men who greatly helped shape America's independence. A man who stands out among these names is " The First American", Benjamin Franklin who goes beyond being simply an icon of America's conquest for freedom, but is truly an American hero. Benjamin Franklin's heroism exists in his numerous achievements in politics, his scientific inventions, and his accomplishment...

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Benjamin Franklin Analysis

On Choosing a Mistress “On Choosing a Mistress” is a letter written by Benjamin Franklin to advise one of his close friends about choosing a mistress. In his 1745 letter, Franklin conveys that marriage is the only remedy for lustful inclinations, but if the friend is determined to stray outside marriage, Franklin advices, "you should prefer old Women to young ones." Franklin offers some basic, clean advice: they are more knowledgeable, they are more discreet, they cannot get pregnant, and then...

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Benjamin Franklin Gender Roles

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, we are reading the path that one man took to go from a middle class child to a well respected adult. Benjamin Franklin created what we know today as the American dream. Today we understand the American dream to be that one can go from rags to riches with a little hard work. The autobiography is based around the age of reason and a time man was thought to be able to be perfected by means of science and invention. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is full of success...

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