Johnny Tremain2 - Johnny Tremain a film about the life of a fictional boy at the start of the American Revolution was adapted from a novel by Esther

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Johnny Tremain , a film about the life of a fictional boy at the start of the American Revolution, was adapted from a novel by Esther Forbes. Johnny Tremain was an apprentice to a silversmith and superior in talent to the rest, a fact that Johnny is aware of. When Johnny burns his hand and is unable to continue his apprenticeship, he feels hopeless, as he cannot find any work with his bad hand. He then finds Rab, a friend who introduces him to the Sons of Liberty. Johnny Tremain is the story of spirited youths fighting for their liberty during the American Revolution, but it can be applied to any period of time throughout history. Walt Disney created the film Johnny Tremain during 1957 in the midst of the Cold War. The film changes many things from the novel, including the death of Rab. Disney’s movie romanticizes the events that occurred during the Boston Tea Party, adding a scene where the Sons of Liberty go to the Liberty Tree to sing and put lights on the tree. George

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