Advice to Laertes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare versus Advice to a Young Man by Benjamin Franklin
"I told you so!" This is what my mom would say after giving me advice, and me not taking her advice. It was so eerie how my mom was always right, like she knew exactly was going to happen. I'm sure that everyone has gotten advice at least once in their lifetime, especially from their parents. Elders usually know what's best for you because they've been through it all themselves at one time in their lives. That is what "Advice to Laertes" and "Advice to a Young man" is all about, advice being given from an elder to an inexperienced younger person. The comparative and contrasting aspects is not immense, but many
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There were two main points made in "Advice to a Young Man." The first, marriage is, "...the State in which you are most likely to find solid Happiness,"
Second, if Benjamin Franklin's friend chooses not to marry, but is, "...thinking a
Commerce with the Sex," he should prefer, "old Women to young ones."
Benjamin Franklin stresses that marriage is best, "Together they are more likely to succeed in the World. A single Man has not nearly the Value he would have in the State of Union. He is an incomplete Animal. He resembles th odd Half of a pair of Scissors." A lot of men can not stay committed, so that's why Benjamin
Franklin also suggests that older women are best for just an affair. He gives eight reasons as to why they are good. First, "Because they have more
Knowledge of the World." Second, "They learn to do a thousand Services, smal and great; and are the most tender and useful of all Friends when you are sick."
Third, older women can't have children, so there is no inconvience. Fourth,
"Because through more Experience they are more prudent and discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. Fifth, we all do grow old, but looks can always be improved. Sixth, you don't have to