Johnny Tremain

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Johnny Tremain a young boy grown up as an apprentice during the 1700's in Boston was an unfortunate but lucky kid. In the next several paragraphs, I will describe interesting parts in the book and also described the Authors factorial & emotional feeling and not to mention my feelings toward the book.

One of my favorite parts of the book was when Lyte came in and wanted a silver piece made by Mr. Lampham in which he had made one before, years ago, Mr. Lamphem wasn't quite sure if he he still had it, so he was thinking of not doing it, but Johnny was so brave and sure only as an apprentice, he offered to do it. To me that really showed how enthustatic and dedicated Johnny was to the silversmith, when he did ask to do it, Mr. Lampham doubted very seriously that Johnny could do such a thing, but he still trys and works on it very hard and time consuming.

Another good part of the story is when Johnny is basically crippled with one of his hands, and is basically worth nothing, when at one time Johnny was wanted by a lot of masters because he was very talented with his hands. It really makes you think if you were to lose a talent how you would feel about it and act upon it, it made me feel thankful.

Another interesting part of the book was when Johnny went to look for a job. Johnny was so persistent when trying to find another apprentice job. He didn't really care about what kind of job it was he just wanted a job, he went from place to place trying as hard as he could to hid his crippled hand.

When Johnny started his job with the Sons of Liberty as a news paper route boy it came to be a very interesting section of the book. It was interesting because, he was giving a code to all of the Sons of Liberty members saying " You owe the Boston herald 6 schilling", meaning that night there would be a meeting at 6:00 PM that night.

He was becoming part of the Sons of Liberty and it was starting to get really good, especially when he started trying to find out when the British attacking , posting at, and grouping at. It was also good when John Adams has him blow a whistle to send the Sons of Liberty to come out, with the Boston Massacre.

Now I will talk about the authors factual and emotional writing. I feel as it is factually because of the Revolutionary War, as they went through it talking about the Redcoats some very important people during that time. Also one direct sample is when the Sons of Liberty get on the ship dressed as Indians and cut open all the tea bags and dump them all over the ship. Another factual is the Sons of Liberty themselves, there were the actual people in the organization like Adams. Some emotional writing was when Johnny has becoming a outcast as he walked the streets looking for job after job. "He barged into shop after shop along the Corn Hill and orange, Ann, and the ship streets, Dock square. King and Queen streets - Did the master water another boy?" -Keeping his hand hidden in his pocket. More emotional writing came when he had no money and when the towns people looked at him and thought he was a scavenger, or thief. " First he tormented his hunger by going to one tavern after another to see which smelled the best. At the bunch of grapes a man was basting a roast of beef which smelled the best. At the Kings coffee house a suckling was so crisp and brown it was basting. He almost drooled at their pig as he walked by." Some emotional parts made you feel as if you were Johnny Tremain. One other emotional part was when Johnny had to show his hands to Mr. and Mrs. Lamphem he was so scared and nervous. "Mrs. Lamphem : Johnny unwrap your hands they should have healed by now." Mr. Lamphem : Let the boy be he has a bad hand. Mrs. Lamphem : The boy is just lazy he is fine now do it Johnny. ( Johnny unwrapped his hands and the people turned white, astonished at how his hand grew together , then he quickly wraps his hand and mourns in pain.

One other factual was when basically the Redcoats were fighting against the Sons of Liberty and other men who believed in the same as them. That was really the Revolutionary War, or at least a part of it.

I didn't really find any personal opinionsin the book from ester but the boy Johnny Tremain is not real but Ether Forbes did a really good job by creating a figure of a young man that is journeying into the world during a really political time in the American history.

Esthers interests were obviously into the political issues such as the, Tea tax's, Sons of Liberty, and the government reactions. "England had by the fall, gone for in adjusting the grievances of the American Colonies, but she insisted upon the smell of tea tax. Little money would be collected for this tax. It worked no hardships on the peoples pocketbooks. The stubborn colonists who were insisting they could not be taxed unless the voted on who taxed them. As you can see there was an interest in Esters in politics he said that the colonists were stubborn.

Over all this book was very pleasing to read, at first it is lame but than it becomes real interesting, for example I basically liked how Johnny was such a good worker and then loses his hand and almost becomes a hero. But there were certain scenes that really kept me reading, for instance I liked how much effort Johnny put into finding a job he went to shop after shop being denied time after time but he never gave up. Another part that I liked about the story is when Mr.

Lykes took Johnny to court for supposedly stealing one of his silver cups, and one of Johnny's friends comes in and gets him out of trouble and he doesn't get the death penalty. Johnny Tremain was truly a great story and I enjoyed it very much it made me feel kinda like I was in the 1770's.