Benjamin Franklin Autobiography Analytical Essay



Benjamin Franklin was quite possibly one of the greatest early American men to write about his times and life in Early America. He was and is still known for his literary works, Poor Richards Almanac, his autobiography, and numerous of periodical type publications. These numerous works were based upon a version of the Whig ideal. Both the new and old Whig ideas helped to contribute to the thoughts of Franklin’s works. This ideal also relates to the enlightenment of the early American philosophies. Relating to Religion, power, politics and information to the people. Through examining chapter nine this will show through.
In his autobiography, Franklin mentions on numerous occasions his ...

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to people. He solicited out the bad things, “IN the conduct of my newspaper I carefully all libeling and personal abuse….” He tried to display just the good in society. But in the same right he mentions his newspaper as a stagecoach, saying, “in which anyone who would pay had the right to a place.” This shows his ideals on writing and the conveying f information to the people.
In similarity his views also agreed with that of the enlightenment on politics and power. He believed that centralized power was not a good thing. He comments on a political party, “That while a party is carrying on a general design, each man has his particular and private interest in view.” This comment shows even though in politics we may think a person has a particular thing in mind, and are working for a greater good they really, are in it for themselves. Another comment, “That fewer still (fewer referring to the individual of a party) in public, act with a view to the good of mankind.” This comment is ...

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