Benjamin Franklin strives to be even more perfect than he envisions himself to be. He has a strong belief that he is better than everyone else, while professing to be humble. D. H. Lawrence is correct in his theory concluding that Benjamin Franklin is a hypocrite. Franklin was a man who believed he was capable of anything that he deemed attainable and although he achieved many accomplishments within his life, he never lived up to the priority goal that he had set for himself. The perfection of morality. This wasn?t just one failure for Franklin, because his outline of this perfection was built with many little qualities and characteristics he wished to uphold, so having failed at the biggest goal actually consisted of many little failures throughout his life.
Lawrence states, (DHL 22) ?I am a moral animal. But I am not a moral machine.? He goes on further to say ( 22 ) ?That I am I. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in
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