Explanation Of Abigail Adams Letter To Her Son

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Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son, John Quincy Adams, while he was traveling in France with his father. In her letter, it’s obvious that she cares a great amount for her son. She writes words of wisdom to him and shares her knowledge. She tells him that she hopes he gets every bit of experience, wisdom and adventure that he can out of his trip. In her letter, Adams compared a traveler to a river. She does this to reveal to her son that much like a river, the more he travels, the greater amount of knowledge, success, and experiences he will gain. She also says, “that wisdom and penetration are the fruits of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure.” Here, Adams is telling her son that he won’t become wise by being lazy and

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