Questions on Patriot Father, Loyalist Son: Benjamin and William Franklin
– What factors caused Benjamin and William Franklin to be so divided on their opinions concerning the American Revolution?
The author of the book describes the reasons of American Revolution using the examples of father and his son – Benjamin and William Franklin. Author pays careful attention to the symbolical meaning of Revolution to this family. It was not only the Independence War for Americans but also a stage in their development. As any son wants to be independent and decide on himself so Americans felt it was their time to leave the nest. But William opposed independency. He was