When considering Franklin's Autobiography, keep in mind that he is writing for posterity as well as his contemporaries. How does he wish to be seen? Why do you think it was important for Franklin to create an American success story? How has his archetype of the self-made man become a part of American popular culture? Use specific examples from today's culture to support your answer. What advice does Franklin offer the individual about procuring and securing wealth? What does this advice add to his portrait that he was trying to create in his Autobiography? Does he seem admirably frugal and practical or penny pinching and obsessively tight? Choose two quotes to support your opinion.