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McGill University
English (Arts)
ENGL 225
Peter Gibian

Lecture 5 An autobiography that is a secularized version of the protestant life. The scene with the native Americans were a direct show of what Franklin considered to be bad. The drunkenness and the prompt blame on a divine force. Franklin considers that usage of arms, the lack of rational discussion, to be an assertion of barbarianism. Appeal to a spiritual or divine source denies human change, absolutist and bad for the public. Paved street, clean, an enlightened city that is laid out regularity, a creation of men that is rational. Franklin wasn’t an American redneck that wanted independence badly. He wanted a treaty that would be a compromise and save the two sides from direct armed conflict. The autobiography attempts to show h
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