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In this section, Franklin reveals his very human side. He falls prey to the promises of Governor Keith and is greatly disappointed by him. Franklin seems to be warning other young men to be aware of such people and not get carried away with their airs. Franklin is also touched by his brother James' jealousy over his independence and success, as revealed in his new suit of clothing. Franklin's sense of humor is also quite striking. He attempts to keep Keimer on a vegetarian diet, and fails miserably as evidenced in the incident with the roast pig. Later, Franklin himself cannot resist the temptation of eating fish and justifies his behavior in his typically humorous manner. Franklin shows he is a man who can laugh with others, poke fun at himself, and see the humor in human folly.
Franklin also reveals that he values human relationships. He is quite fond of his boss, and spends time arguing with him, which Keimer enjoys. Franklin also comes to the aid of his friend Collins while they are in New York. When Collins cannot find work for himself, Franklin financially supports him for as long as possible. Franklin also develops a close relationship with three friends in Philadelphia who share his interest in reading and writing, even good naturedly agreeing to try and dupe the critic of the group. Finally, Franklin develops a warm relationship with Ms. Read and even contemplates marriage to her. Franklin learns and grows from all of his experiences with other human beings.