Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Setting & Symbolism

Walter Isaacson
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia is Franklin's home and the center of the American Revolution. Franklin's house on Market Street is where his family live their lives, as well as where many great political leaders will come during the Continental Congress to sit in his garden.

Boston

Boston is the city of Franklin's childhood and his sister Jane stays there through adulthood.

Kites

Franklin's childhood fascination with kites segues into his adulthood fascination with lightening and electricity. His famous electricity experiment is performed with a kite, string, and a key.

Fur Hat

Franklin obtains his fur hat on a brutal trip to Canada looking for aid for the Revolution. It represents Franklin as a backwoods sage or a wise, yet simple, man.

Letters

Letters are the medium Franklin uses to correspond with friends throughout his life. Letters are often published in pamphlets.

Passy

Passy, France, is where Franklin lives during the...

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