Franklin as text

•What models does Franklin encounter? How do they influence him?

•What texts did Franklin find compelling? Why? “Texts” might include behaviors.

•List differences between Franklin’s values and those of the people around him. List commonalities.

•How does Franklin understand the world? How does that understanding change? Why does it change?

•When and by what is Franklin constrained? When and by what does he gain mobility?

•How does Franklin use the larger social structures around him? How does he function within them? When is he at odds with them?

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