The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the most famous and influential autobiographies in world history. It was written by Franklin for his own personal reflection, but it was discovered and published after his death by a close friend who admired Franklin’s work and thought it should be read by people interested in history.
There are many reasons why the autobiography is so important, here are a few of them:
1. It is easy to read and therefore accessible to a wide audience. Franklin used simple language and everyday examples to enable people to understand what he was trying to say. There are also many short stories throughout his story that make it interesting and entertaining, so that people will want to keep reading it.
2. It gives us insight into the character of one of the most influential men in history. Franklin’s autobiography provides valuable insight into the mind and heart of one of the most widely respected men in American history. It allows us to see how he overcame obstacles such as poverty, ill health, and lack of education, and how he rose from obscurity to become one of the most celebrated men in America during his lifetime, and perhaps even more so after his death.
3. It helps us better understand our own lives by showing us how others have lived theirs successfully. As we read through Franklin’s accounts, we can learn from his mistakes as well as from his triumphs.