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If there is one trait that is consistently present in all of history that trait would have to be irony History is full of irony It is ironic when you consider that Benjamin Franklins own son was a loyalist The obvious question that comes to mind is how could Ben Franklins son become someone who was against the idea of America becoming its own country The bottom line is this Benjamin Franklin in the eyes of millions of Americans throughout history has represented all that this country is supposed to be about Everyone acknowledged Bens charisma and wisdom when it came to decide what should become of the new nation everyone that is except for his own son William To understand Williams objections with his father we must first explore Williams character Who was William Franklin And How is it possible that his ideas were so radically different then those of his father William Franklin may have always had a little animosity towards his father He resented the fact that his mother was looked upon as a low women and that he was in essence a illegitimate child Skemp 12 He very easily could have blamed his father for this This anger inside of William could have been enough to scar him for life Such a scar could cause William to naturally want to disregard his fathers beliefs and adopt those that would be considered a rival Another factor in Williams life was the way he was brought up As opposed to his father William was given the most opportunities to enjoy and benefit from life William had the best tutors a pony and he could see that his family was well off Skemp 12 This lifestyle spoiled William in turn could have done some things that would justify his beliefs as a adult One thing that could have happened is William could have been so used to being content with his wealthy status he
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