Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain Johnny Tremain takes place in pre-Revolutionary Boston. Johnny Tremain is boy who is proudtoo proud. His pride made him overconfident. He pretty much planned all of his life while he was young; he would be a silversmith and marry Cilla. His mother dies when he is fourteen years old.

Before his mother died, he was apprenticed to a silversmith named Mr. Lapham. When his mother died, she gave him a silver cup that showed that he was a member of the Lyte family. The cup signifies that he is related to the famous merchant Lyte who was very rich.

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One Sunday, in order to get a silver basin for Mr. John Hancock done on time, Johnny broke the “Sabbath” and cast a silver pitcher. Dove, who is very unintelligent and jealous of Johnny gave him a cracked crucible and it spilled all over the stove top and Johnny went to get it but it burned his hand.

Mr. Lapham sent out for a midwife to come and fix his hand because they didnt want to get caught working on the Sabbath by a doctor. She wrapped it up together and it crippled and stuck together which meant he couldn’t work as a silversmith anymore. Johnnys master, Mr. Lapham, said that he would always have a home there.

Soon Mr. Lapham was getting impatient and Johnny knew that he needed to get a job. So Johnny went out to find a job. He had a rough time finding a job because nobody wanted a so-called crippled boy who supposedly couldn’t do anything. After searching and searching for a new job, he was offered a job by a boy named Rab who was about his age to deliver the Boston Observer, which was a town newspaper.

Johnny became a messenger for the Sons of Liberty, a group of patriots that includes Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock. Johnny wanted to get to Lexington, so he made himself look like a soldier and tore open his shirt and smeared mud and blood on his face and body. He successfully slipped past the soldiers and got to Lexington.

When he got there, he saw Pumpkin and gave him some clothes to escape and Pumpkin gave Johnny his uniform and a gun. Johnny dressed up and got to Dr.Warren.

Dr. Warren fixed his crippled hand by cutting the skin. Johnny later finds out that Rab had been killed in the war. Dr.

Warren tried to save him but could not because he had been fatally wounded.

Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain When the book started, Johnny was an annoying pain who always fought and always made bad comments about people.

Ever since his mother had died, he has been a blacksmith’s apprentice working under a man named Mr. Lampham. His mother arranged for it to be that way before she died. She left Johnny with a silver cup. It was told to Johnny that when all of his hope is lost, and God has turned away from him, then only shall he go to the merchant Lyte and present it to him.Johnny kept it in a chest in the attic all locked up.

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Johnny was the easiest to teach the art of being a blacksmith. He could read and write, and was a fast learner. This made him the most valuable in the family. He always treated the other learners very badly.

This is why one day, they played a trick on him.Johnny and Mr. Lampham had a very important client they were working for. They were going to make him a special bowl for his wife’s birthday. Johnny was working all week on the handles he was to design. He came close to the end of the week but he still hadn’t got it perfectly right.On Saturday he was told that he couldn’t work because he couldn’t work on Sabbath. So, Johnny told Mrs.

Lampham about this and she said that he could secretly work on Sunday. While Johnny was working, One of the other workers handed him a broken piece which had a crack in the side. It broke and silver when everywhere.

Johnny’s hand went on the stove.He nearly burned it, it was completely silver on his palm. They called for an old lady. A month later, they were going to unwrap his hand out of the cloth they put it in. When they took off the cloth, it was crippled. Johnny’s thumb grew into his other fingers.He couldn’t work as a blacksmith so he became useless. Mr.

Lampham told Johnny to go look for another job. So Johnny went into town and looked with no luck. He came upon a Printers work place and soon started working there.He became friends with guy named Rab, who was two years older than he was. Johnny learned to control his temper while with Rab, and read many of their books which they had. He was taught by Rab to ride a horse. Johnny learned to ride one of the toughest horses.

The horse’s name was Goblin. Johnny went into other towns delivering papers to subscribers on Goblin.He still found a place to meet Cill, a girl whom he liked in Mr.

Lampham’s house. He met her in the middle of town. She gave him updates on news which happened recently. Johnny later began part of the Tea Party. He was there throwing tea even with his bad hand.When the British were here, Rab wanted one of their guns because it seemed more modernized than ours. So he talked one soldier into giving him his gun so that the man could be a farmer.

Rab fought hard but was killed at Lexington and Concord. Johnny was never found again. At the end of the book, Johnny learned to be a better person overall.


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