AMS 205 Section C
Weekly Writing Assignment #2
Cultural Discourse Analysis
The American ideal of freedom developed by Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass
are explained through their views and experiences regarding the topics of family, education,
work, and religion.
Three principles are able to help others understand this American ideal of
freedom including political rights, social mobility, and economic wealth and labor.
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin showed his focus on freedom revolved around
self-improvement by developing a moral framework including 13 virtues: temperance, silence,
order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, justice, moderation,
cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.
Whereas, In the
Narrative of the Life of Frederick
Frederick Douglass showed his focus on freedom concerned societal-improvement.
Franklin and Douglass both had two different ways of thinking, Benjamin Franklin was