Essay Topic 1
Discuss the creation and development of Richard Saunders as a character. Was Saunders simply a pen name or did he have his own personality and beliefs? Include information about Bridget Saunders and how she relates to the text. When do you think the public found out that Saunders was really Franklin? What kind of response might Franklin have received when the news came out? How do you think it affected the almanack?
Essay Topic 2
Write a biography on Benjamin Franklin. Focus on his personal life rather than on his professional career. Include information on family, goals, etc.
Essay Topic 3
It is said that Franklin was a compiler of old proverbs and did not write them all as some are led to believe. Research at least one section of proverbs to find out which ones were compiled and which ones originated with Franklin. Also compare the proverbs...
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