IJELC

 International Journal of English Literature and Culture
 

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(8), pp. 164-169, August, 2014

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.047

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Benjamin Franklinís Autobiography: a discourse of conversation

 

Madhusmita Pati

 

Department of English, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. E-mail: pati.madhusmita@gmail.com

 

Accepted 30 July 2014

Abstract

This paper is an in-depth reading of the second section of the memoir, containing only thirteen pages in manuscript and written at Passy, outside Paris, in 1784. The endeavor is to ascertain that Franklin designed the memoir around discourse of conversation. The paper is divided into three sections: Section I is the introduction of the author, his work and the objective of this paper; Section II of this paper discusses the public image of Franklin during his diplomatic mission to France; Section III focuses on Franklinís effort to create his identity in his memoir through a discourse of conversation.

Key words: Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, Enlightenment, Discourse of Conversation, Identity





 

 

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