© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

CHECK OUT SHMOOP'S FREE STUDY TOOLS: Essay Lab | Math Shack | Videos

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  

by Benjamin Franklin

 Table of Contents

William Franklin

Character Analysis

Franklin directs the first portion of his Autobiography as a letter to his first-born son, William. William doesn't appear much in the text, though, just peripherally as a "son" accompanying Franklin on war duty and overseas voyages. What's more, William and Franklin have a big falling out after Franklin writes Part 1 and, while we don't read about it, its effects are obvious: the rest of the Autobiography is pointedly not addressed to William.

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement