Benjamin Franklin Writing Styles in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Perspective

Franklin writes his autobiography, of course, from a first person narrative. His views are 100% biased (and mostly accurate), which is something he warns about in the introduction. His biases stem from pride of himself and his accomplishments. He had seen a lot of improvement in his lifetime, most of which he contributed to. Franklin's perspectives do not seem influenced by his family; in fact, they seem to be in spite of them. While Ben's father was strict and religious, Benjamin was freethinking. He was virtuous for himself, not for a church. His father also believed that a person's trade made the person who he was. Franklin, on the other hand, believed in choosing the trade that suited who he already was. Franklin's brother, James, was short-tempered, while Franklin was sensitive and mild-mannered. Although Franklin rarely degrades any character in his book, his actions indicate that he sees flaws...

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