Johnny Tremain 2


Johnny Tremain 2 Essay, Research Paper

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


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.

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