Friendship: Compare and contrast the role of friendship in Franklin’s Autobiography and in Foster’s The Coquette. Questions to consider: How and why does Franklin describe his friends? What do his friendships tell you about him? How and why does Eliza describe her friends? What do her friendships tell you about her? Do friendships promote an “equalitarian” way of life in these works? Or do friendships reinforce traditional patriarchal rules of order?