Johnny Tremain Essay

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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...

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