Benjamin, Douglass and Singh
“The Autobiography by Franklin” and the narrative of the “Life of Frederick Douglass,
an American Slave”, are generally composed of a series of life events and encounters with
hardship, that eventually brought them both success.
Douglass' personal account dramatizes his quest to escape enslavement and to shape an
identity for himself outside the caste and strictures of slavery.
It also focuses as much on his
individual development as an enslaved man who finally becomes free.
Franklin depicts that any
man can earn prosperity, economic security, and community respect through hard work and
honest dealings with others.
Franklin and Douglass portray, in part, their rise from poverty to
become major figures in American society.
Douglass, Franklin and I have many similarities and differences in our lives, and the
following discussion recognizes some of them.
Both Franklin and Douglass were self-taught and became successful in later years.
Franklin was considered to be one of the greatest American
minds and a proud pillar of our
national heritage. He represented and characterized the “
Born to a candle
maker, few people would have surmised that
would master so many disciplines.
story proves that with
and dedication, success is within anyone's grasp.
leading American statesman, inventor, philanthropist, publisher, revolutionary, and thinker,
Benjamin Franklin was truly
Douglass, like Franklin, was also a very determined man.
When Douglass was a slave he
was taught to initially to read by Mrs. Auld (his owner’s wife).
But when her husband found out,
he forbade it, and she stopped teaching him.
Despite this setback, Douglass had a revelation
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