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Although the book is an autobiography and does not have a plot in the traditional sense, Benjamin Franklin did experience conflict in the book. It is, therefore, outlined as follows:
Protagonist: Franklin is the main character and protagonist of the book.
Antagonist: The antagonist is finding himself and a successful way of life.
Climax: The climax occurs when Franklin leaves his father's home, discontented with the way his life is going. He had disagreed with his brother James about running the printing business. As a result, he sails to New York to make a new life for himself.
Outcome: The story ends in comedy for Franklin. His life takes a dramatic turn when he is courageous enough to leave Boston, which held his family and his security. His later fame in the world is an outcome of the growth he experiences in this period in his life.
Determination, perseverance, hard work, and reliance on a sound code of ethics are the ingredients of success. Through these traits, Franklin rises from obscurity to eminence and wealth.