Review Of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography



Benjamin Franklin's autobiography was to serve as a precedent for
his son. His admiration and venerability for his ancestors inspired his
life and hopped it would do the same for the future generations. Franklin
was interested in the past actions and lives of his ancestors, from who's
experience he was to learn and make future judgments in his life. He
believed in history's reoccurrence and studied its events intensively: that
is to be learned a lesson from by all.
Benjamin Franklin's ancestors lived in Ecton Village,
Northamptonshire for over 300 years. However, Franklin was born in Boston,
New England. As a young lad, his parents started him off in the right
direction in life ...

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with it, on the contrary to his father's wishes. His
leadership among the boys on boats was a foretelling of his future progress
and his great sociability. The deaths of Franklin's parents has left him
with positive memories and values , instilled by them. They were greatly
reputed
by the community and even more by their children.
With Franklin's overgrowing desire to read and be taught by books,
he endured the profession of a printer, working side by side with his
brother, John. Being able to obtain better literature, Franklin began to
write poetry. His love for knowledge drawn from writings of Socrates and
Xenophobe improved his argumentative skills greatly. Soon needing his
freedom, Franklin left to New York in hopes of starting a new life in a
city full of strangers. He was referred to a printer in Philadelphia and
was juggled between two printing companies. By chance and no intention of
his own, Franklin's work was discovered by the governor and he was ...

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As sales went up,
Franklin began to install proverbs to serve as guidance to many in a time
of depression. Franklin's first promotion was in 1736, being chosen clerk
of General Assembly. Thereafter, he became deputy of Philadelphia. Not
waiting to be formally invited, he began to improve security of his
district, hiring better equipped men. He improved fire prevention system
by setting up the Union Fire Company.
As relationship between the king and his colonies deteriorated ,a
petition was drawn up against the king. Franklin was made the middle man
between the king and the colonists. As expected, the king retaliated and
the colonies were ready to establish a defense. Later on, ...

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