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