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Johnny Tremain, a film about the life of a fictional boy at the start of theAmerican Revolution, was adapted from a novel by Esther Forbes. Johnny Tremain wasan apprentice to a silversmith and superior in talent to the rest, a fact that Johnny is awareof. When Johnny burns his hand and is unable to continue his apprenticeship, he feelshopeless, as he cannot find any work with his bad hand. He then finds Rab, a friend whointroduces him to the Sons of Liberty.Johnny Tremainis the story of spirited youthsfighting for their liberty during the American Revolution, but it can be applied to anyperiod of time throughout history.Walt Disney created the filmJohnny Tremainduring 1957 in the midst of the ColdWar. The film changes many things from the novel, including the death of Rab. Disney’smovie romanticizes the events that occurred during the Boston Tea Party, adding a scenewhere the Sons of Liberty go to the Liberty Tree to sing and put lights on the tree. George

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Term
Spring
Professor
GPfitzer
Tags
Boston Tea Party, Johnny Tremain, American Revolution

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