The Way to Wealth This is a preface to Poor Richard Improved by Benjamin Franklin, and at the beginning of the writing he refers to his works as rambles. This is an accurate assesment because in the first few pages of this work it seems as that is all that he is doing. He is discussing his own vanity and he wishes his works were more popular. The way that he measures his success is by how much others quote his works and he goes on giving examples of people quoting Poor Richard. He precedes quoting his own work for pages possibly trying to show how useful it can be to quote his work in an effort to get others to quote it more. The work he is quoting is Poor Richard which appears to discuss how to be successful in business and in life.
This work even goes as far as to set rules such as “three removes is as bad as a fire,” and learning from the writing of Mary Rowlands en three removes means moving three times. In the end of the writing Franklin brings it all together all that I have written before this sentence I wrote prior to finishing the reading and with the last two paragraphs it is now all incorrect. I am going to leave it there to show that this writing can be a little confusing. This entire passage is not about Benjamin Franklins writings, but it is instead about a fictitious character named Richard Saunders who Benjamin Franklin quotes throughout his writing. By creating this character Franklin does a couple of things, first he makes the work more readable to the common man because he is of course quoting the common man. Second, Franklin thus removes blame from himself if the lessons given by Richard Saunders prove to be incorrect.
In Benjamin Franklin's preface to Poor Richard Improved, 'The Way to Wealth', Franklin offers many adages to help the reader conserve money. Many of these sayings are common even today. The title of this preface makes since because the title, 'The Way to Wealth', can be interpreted as The Road to Wealth. If the reader does as these adages tell them, he or she should be on their way to wealth. ...
Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One This writing once again by Benjamin Franklin is bold and shows the spirit of the early Americans. These rules that he sets down are early a chronicle of everything that the British Empire has done in an effort to expand and retain their empire. He boldly condemns all of the moves made by this empire and sarcastically commends their wonderful leadership efforts. I find the most interesting part of the writing to be when Franklin discusses how to choose public officials and how these officials should deal with the public. When put on paper in this form Franklin brings to reality for someone reading this work even today the cruelty and oppression that was imposed upon the early Americans.
Once again I am impressed with the viewpoint and writing style that Franklin uses to tackle this injustice rather than writing a simple history of mistakes made he puts it into an interesting and syllable package that any reader can enjoy. J. Hector St. John de Creve coeur St. John is writing about how America came about and who came to it. He writes that basically the bottom population of the world ended up in America too poor to have anything to lose.
Stories of these people who in England and various other countries were starving and owned nothing, but came to America and made a good life for themselves appealed to greatly to readers in other countries. His writing glorified America and the American way attracting more people and creating an intrigue within others about the newly born country. He writes that despite these people were nothing other places the new laws, modes of living, and social classes tended to regenerate these otherwise hopeless people. St. John describes a country where everywhere you went you met people of different backgrounds and different religions all living and working together putting aside all of the old prejudices that make up the european countries. Prior to the reading in the introduction it mentions that George Washington said that the book was “too flattering” and I would have to agree with this much of what St.
John says is exaggerated. However, in this form the book accomplished a popularity that otherwise may not have been realized in other nations for itself and for America. This book with its magical description of America probably was one of the reasons that some immigrated to America. Thomas Paine A very important and true statement made in the introduction of this work is that when something wrong is done over and over for a long time it can take on the appearance of being right.
> "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or > prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of > speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to > assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." > This is stated in the First Amendment of the United States of America. > Since this was ratified ...
This in essence sums up the power that England had prior to the revolutionary war. Thomas Paine in this writing writes about the present problems with England and gives an idea of how many Americans during this time period feel. He tackles many beliefs that he sees wrong such as the feeling that America will always need to be dependent upon England in order to stay successful. He ends the passage by saying that the final cord between England and Brittain is broken and there is no turning back.
Paine does an excellent job of making the drama and intensity of his message come to life for his reader by using analogies. One such analogy is at the end of the writing when he says “as well can the lover forgive the ravisher of his mistress” this very sentence gives a vivid description of the emotion that his writing embodies. Thomas Paine The next entry from Thomas Paine is from The Age of Reason which tackles the issue of religion. Paine gets the idea to write about religion because during this time period in France many.