Franklin-Lawrence

Franklin-Lawrence - D.H. Lawrence vs. Benjamin Franklin:...

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D.H. Lawrence vs. Benjamin Franklin: Round One Benjamin Franklin is a man remembered as a political titan, a innovative scientific enthusiasm, coiner of sayings and producer of a almanac intended on improving society. He was by no means perfect; however, he was obviously possessed enough interest in self-improvement as to create a creed, as well as thirteen virtues by which he attempted to live his life. D.H. Lawrence attacks Franklin, questioning his authority, motives, and personal piety. However, it would seen as though Lawrence completely misses the point of Franklin’s writings. Not intended as a Franklin Bible or as a outlet for arrogance, Franklin’s works pertaining to virtue as simply meant as a set of goals by which if men strive to achieve society as a whole will improve (and still retain its individuality, I might add). Franklin was trying to provide his perspective on self- improvement that would in turn lead to improvement on a local and national level. Benjamin Franklin lived his life crossing great distances, encouraging free speech and
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 202 taught by Professor Marsden during the Winter '10 term at BYU.

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