The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin Essay

1533 Words Jun 17th, 2016 null Page
Benjamin Franklin, a well rounded American adept in many fields, once said, “either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” (Benjamin). Although this quote presents a false dilemma, Franklin chose a third option in which he did something worth writing and then wrote about it in his autobiography. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin is a different beast in its literature. Unlike most books, and possibly most autobiographies as well, Franklin’s autobiography does not have a smooth flow between his three sections. These abrupt transition could be accounted for by the many years of break Franklin took in between each section. The overall theme for Franklin’s autobiography is for one to become self developing. As Franklin is writing his autobiography, he continually improved himself and added on his achievements to his work. In the following review of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography, there will be a summarization of Franklin’s main points and then a presentation of my opinions on them. The original and main purpose Franklin had decided to write his autobiography was so that his son, William Franklin, could learn about his life. Part one of Franklin’s autobiography focused on his life as a child and what he did to later become successful. For starters, Franklin’s father had meant for him to become a priest or some sort within the Church, thus sending Franklin off to grammar school. Franklin moved above his peers in intellectual…

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