As Dave Attell once said, “You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they’re both on fire-they’re exactly alike.” Attell’s quote ties in perfectly with Fahrenheit 451 regarding the novel’s futuristic society. The government’s goal is to make everyone equal and create overall happiness by making books illegal and disposing of all the remaining books through the rise of fire. The author of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, was an American creator that wrote many pieces of work including short stories, novels, plays and more in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror (Weiner 79). Bradbury was a master of creating allusions and other literary devices, including the novel’s title itself throughout his writing,
Through his efforts to influence and inspire the world, Benjamin Franklin led America to reach new heights that would eventually make it the strongest nation known to man. As one of the most involved men in the United States during his time, he managed to transform America and change it into the country its citizens love today. There are many ways that Franklin provoked the lives of the American people during his life. Even after his death, the whole nation carried on its motivation that was sparked by Benjamin Franklin. Franklin’s life was greatly influenced by Renaissance idealism. He was very inspired by the world around him and decided to pursue many aspects of the world which he found interesting. Most would say he was
The Importance of Being Hated by Chuck Klosterman mainly focuses on the importance of having. Klosterman says that there are two types of enemies 1) “nemesis: you kind of like your nemesis, despite the fact that you despise him and 2) archenemy: you hate the archenemy so much that you try to keep your hatred a secret, for you don’t what to give your archenemy the satisfaction of being hated” (Klosterman par 2). Klosterman states that “we measure ourselves against our nemesis, and we long to destroy our archenemies” (Klosterman par 1). He also points out that people who don’t have enemies and surround themselves with allies are losers and failures in life because “they don’t realize that life is--almost without exception--an absolute
The advantage of having many past experiences and being an old man is a great way to get attention from others. A wise old man who is willing to take any judgement or risk for what is best for his country and the people. Benjamin Franklin , author of the “Speech in the Convention” (1787), persuade his audience with the rhetorical techniques, by comparing the delegates through allusions and humbling his own ethos in order to convince the congress to pass the constitution by its flaw.
President John Adams was born on October 30th, in the year 1735. They used a different calendar back then so technically he was born on October 19th. The town he was born in was called Braintree, in the state of Massachusetts. The town is now called Quincy, Massachusetts. John Adams was the oldest of three boys. He had two younger brothers, Peter and Elihu. Since John Adams was the oldest son, he was expected to go to the best university possible. In 1751, when he was almost sixteen, he earned a scholarship to Harvard University. After he graduated from Harvard in 1755 he decided to be a grade school teacher for 3 years. During this time he met James Putnam, a well known lawyer, and he became interested in law. James Putnam helped him study and in 1758 he finished his Masters degree at Harvard and became a really good lawyer. John married Abigail Smith on October 25th, 1764, a minister’s daughter. They had four children; Abigail Amelia, John Quincy, Charles, and Thomas Boylston.
Benjamin Franklin, the author of The Autobiography and Sandra Cisneros, the author of Straw Into Gold: The Metamorphosis of the Everyday both define success and how they achieved it, in their piece of writing. Though they both may seem to have similar views on success, they infact differ greatly. Franklin believes that in order to reach success, one must alter himself through the use of a method, while Cisneros believes that rather than changing himself, one can use his imagination and the small things in life to be successful. Furthermore, Franklin describes achieving success at the moment he starts working towards the goal, whereas Cisneros describes achieving success once she has completed her goals.
Robert Middlekauff is an intriguing historian from UC Berkeley that shares a part of history with people via his writings and lectures. In the book Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies, Robert Middlekauff does a stunning job in introducing the hectic life Benjamin Franklin. Robert Middlekauff being an amazing researcher and historian, he leaves out no nuances about Benjamin Franklin, not even the emotions. Throughout the book, Robert Middlekauff sets the setting and location allowing the reader to form a detailed image while reading the book. Robert Middlekauff explains that Benjamin Franklin was a well-spirited man with a darker side. Throughout this book, the darker side of Benjamin Franklin is unveiled through the friends and enemies he makes.
When the letter, “Pax Queritur Bello” was created by Ben Franklin, Britain was in the midst of discussion on enacting the Stamp Act which would places taxes on all papers. It was before this moment that numerous Americans were becoming rebellious to the mother country because of how they were being treated. Multiple taxes, fees, and prejudicial acts were being placed upon the American people causing aggression between the colonies and Great Britain. Furthermore, they had used their own rights as reason to the idea that they are being treated unfairly. As displeasure flourished throughout America, Ben Franklin decided to write a letter claiming that Britain should continue to use their colonies in any matter they please; however, the fate of
He was in office from March 4 1797 March 4 1801. His Vice President was
Fredrick Douglas and Benjamin Franklin are both one of the most famous successful in American history. They both followed a certain milestone to make them successful. Even though they are considered hard workers, they both have different obstacles and different views in their lifestyle. Fredrick Douglas used to be a slave who was a fugitive and Benjamin Franklin was young white man who had a rough time with his parent because his parents are very abusive to him. By comparing the difference and similarities by these two great people in American history even though they had their rough times, that does not stop them from their success.
Benjamin Franklin - an innovative man, writer, and adviser. Mr. Franklin is a man of many trades, but simultaneously within that time period he still left time to educate his readers. His audience, not only gets to hear about a life story, but they learn about how Benjamin Franklin uses analogies to convey a message. His writing serves as a guide to the writers of the modern age. In a short excerpt from a letter written by Benjamin Franklin the anecdote illustrated serves to set up the entrance of the analogy. To develop this observation Benjamin Franklin illustrates his use of anecdotes, modes of analogy, and modes of example.
Many of you are taught all about the Founding Fathers and how America got it’s Independence. I’m positive you’ve all heard about the famous Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, and about all his contributions to history. He has contributed to the draft of the Declaration of Independence, but that wasn’t the only important contribution he made. He bought a famous paper, the Pennsylvania Gazette, proved the electrical nature of lighting with a kite, and many other things were done by Benjamin. You were probably not told too much about Franklin’s other accomplishments. In order to understand how important this man was, I’ll be talking about his life, work, and accomplishments.
Franklin’s occupations included: corporate lawyer, politician, writer, and soldier. He served as a corporate lawyer from the time he graduated from college in 1903 to 1907. He started his career as a politician when he became a New York Senator in the 1910s. Franklin was also a writer for a very short period of his life. He wasn’t a literal soldier, but a soldier in the fact that he battled his way through his twelve years of presidency. This was due to the Great Depression and World War II.
Benjamin Franklin lived an eventful life. He used literature to broadcast his vast amount of wisdom he had accrued throughout his life. His life began in Boston, Massachusetts as one of seventeen children by Josiah Franklin. Josiah wanted his son to enter into the clergy but could not afford this route. Benjamin, after a year of school, began to apprentice his brother James, a printer (MLA). His brother had started the first American newspaper The New England Courant. Ben began to write under the alias Silence Dogood because his brother would never let him write for the paper.
Scientist, diplomat, and inventor are three elements that describe Benjamin Franklin. Many people know that Benjamin Franklin studied electricity, but he did so much more. As a well known diplomat, Ben Franklin, showed Americans that they should be freed from British rule by fighting for their freedom. He left a lasting legacy as a Revolutionary War hero, a founding father, and a great scientist.