"The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" Book Review by writingsensation

"The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin"
This paper discusses the book by Benjamin Franklin "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" as a true symbol of the American Dream realized.
# 74701 | 1,070 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 22, 2006 in History (Leaders) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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This paper explains that Benjamin Franklin's autobiography "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" relates his entrepreneurial spirit that turned him into a shrewd businessman, a great inventor and innovator, a community leader and later a very well-known and well-respected politician. The author points out that this book indicates that the business environment was changing and industrialization was gaining hold because, as Franklin reported, while the older generation was skeptical and cautious, the younger generation was full of optimism, courage and believed in possibilities. The paper suggests that an important lesson from Franklin's book is that a person may gain success and still be rude and arrogant, but a man who is remembered for ages is someone who remained humble when he was going up.

From the Paper:

"The key to success may not be one and the same for everyone but it appears that hard work and believing in one's decision play critical role in shaping the lives and careers of successful people. Benjamin Franklin knew he loved printing and that this was the business to be in. He also had the inclination to start this business in Philadelphia so while some people tried to discourage him, he stuck with his beliefs and worked tirelessly to make himself a success in this business. As we later see that not only he became an immensely successful printer and publisher, he also turned into a competent politician. This wouldn't have been possible if he never believed in himself or if he listened to the negative opinion of other people. "

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