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Franklin vs Edwards


franklin vs Edwards

proud of himself for how far he has come. On page 585 he states,?For even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my Humility? Edwards and Franklin possessed common views regarding their pride and desire to improve themselves. Edwards and Franklin possessed common views regarding their pride and desire to improve themselves; however they differed in their views of perfection and their reaching of understanding about. Franklin is almost ironic in how he says that, for if he were to become morally perfect he would be proud of himself. Edwards is talking about himself as a young man and how sinful he was. After much contemplation Franklin reaches an understanding of sorts on page 583,?Nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of Foppery in Morals, which if it were known would make me ridiculous; that a perfect Character might be attended with the Inconvenience. Franklin and Edwards took different views on going about achieving self improvement, but Franklin and Edwards still had much in common dealing with their pride and learning that it may be the?true evil sin? S downfall was found to be his pride. S arguments to explain worldly things. Franklin came to the understanding that he should not attempt to become morally perfect because it would not be good for him socially.

Franklin vs Edwards
franklin vs Edwards

Franklin went as far as to put his personal thoughts of Miss Read aside and realized it was the right thing. Edwards even goes as far as having violent inward struggles on page 442?But yet, it was not long after my recovery before I fell again into my old ways of sin. On page 451 Edwards says,?to think how ignorant I was, when I was a young Christian, of the bottomless, infinite depths of wickedness, pride, hypocrisy, and deceit left in my heart? Bibliography, the Norton Anthology American Literature Fifth Edition Volume. Edwards Essay, Research Paper. However they differed in their views of perfection and their reaching of understanding about. Edwards, like Franklin, was also very concerned with self-improvement.


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