Burr Themes

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Belief in Oneself is a Sure Road to Success.

Belief in one's ability to succeed is important to achieving any goal. Charlie Schuyler is a young man of twenty-five when the book opens. His most intense desire is to become a writer, and he knows that his abilities working as a law clerk are not very good. His passion lies elsewhere. He studies the works of Washington Irving; he has Leggett as a mentor, who is an excellent journalist. Charlie notices that Mrs. Townsend reads "Pilgrim's Progress" and other theological and philosophical works, which makes him think. His dedication to his goal is obvious throughout the entire book. He jumps at the opportunity to record all he can about Aaron Burr, for an unauthorized biography to be published by an unknown publisher. Even though he feels a few qualms about writing about his new mentor, his desire to be...

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