"Benjamin Franklin" Analytical Essay by academic
A book review about Edmund S. Morgan's book, "Benjamin Franklin".
# 46266 | 985 words | 1 source | MLA | 2003 |
Published on Dec 22, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)
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Edmund S. Morgan's book, "Benjamin Franklin", is a concise look at the life of the great American statesman. This paper explains how the book delves into all aspects of Franklin's life and creates a compelling look at the man. Morgan's effective use of primary sources creates a great deal of credibility, although his admiration of Franklin leaves the cynical reader with the feeling that Morgan may not provide a complete criticism of Franklin's life.
From the Paper:"Morgan's book is a biography of one of the most remarkable early Americans. Franklin was instrumental in the founding of the Republic, but Morgan's description of the man goes far beyond these familiar terms. Morgan describes Franklin's contributions in a wide number of fields, including literature, painting, diplomacy, and the postal service. He does not shy away from Franklin's personal life, and describes his great personal appeal, and his life as a ladies' man. The contradictions within Franklin's life are addressed, including Franklin's wish to preserve the British Empire and his fundamental role in creating the American republic."
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