Sandra Cisneros Pursuit Of Success

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In Ben Franklin’s essay he thought success was being morally perfect. For example, he said, “I wished to live without committing any fault at any time…” Sandra Cisneros’s essay wanted to teach people to turn their problems into achievements. For instance, she said, “I’ve managed to do a lot of things in my life I didn’t think I was capable of…” These sentences from their autobiography both are explaining how they’re going to reach their goals of success.
The goals Ben Franklin is trying to achieve are moral perfection by following thirteen virtues. When Ben Franklin was seventeen he went to Philadelphia and was determined to become successful by completing a virtue every week. Such as, “But, on the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection… yet I was, by the endeavor, a better and happier man…” He strived and became determined on completing his goals.
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Coming from a poor family, being shy, and moving around a lot, Sandra learned she needed to overcome these problems by accomplishing her goals. When she finally settled down and ran away from home to go to college, she had more confidence in herself, and was heading towards her objectives. For example, “I’ve done all kinds of things I didn’t think I could do since then.” Eventually she learned life is what everyone makes of it.
Success to Ben Franklin is to achieve moral perfection, and . Sandra Cisneros came from a poor family, but overcame it by moving out and becoming a successful writer. Most Americans strive for success, so Ben and Sandra’s success are excellent examples of American success. In Sandra’s essay she says, “I wonder if I was aware of having begun already my own quiet war.” Ben Franklin said, “It was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral
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