J. T - Mrs Lapham Mr Laphams daughter-in-law She manages the household with care and efficiency She is unpretentious and does not bother with genteel

J. T - Mrs Lapham Mr Laphams daughter-in-law She manages...

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Mrs. Lapham Mr. Lapham’s daughter-in-law. She manages the household with care and efficiency. She is unpretentious and does not bother with genteel manners. Although she and Johnny have disagreements throughout the novel, he eventually realizes that she is a dedicated mother who does the best she can for her family. Dove One of Lapham’s apprentices, Dove is sixteen at the start of the novel. No one remembers his first name. He is lazy and jealous of Johnny's skills as a silversmith. He is eventually fired and goes to work as a stable boy for Colonel Smith. Dusty Miller Mr. Lapham's youngest apprentice. He is eleven years old at the start of the novel and looks up to Johnny. Johnny Tremain A fourteen-year-old apprentice to Mr. Lapham, a silversmith. He is skinny and has light hair. Johnny is good-natured, hard-working, and well-liked, but he is also haughty and rude at times. After his hand is burned by some melted silver, Johnny must make a new life for himself as the American Revolution brews in Boston. Cilla Lapham Cilla is the pretty, intelligent daughter of Mrs. Lapham. As part of Johnny's apprenticeship, it is agreed that he will marry her when she comes of age. However, this arrangement is cancelled when he burns his hand and is unable to continue with his career. She is fiercely attached to her younger sister, Isannah. As she grows older, Cilla becomes a charming young woman with a talent for drawing. Isannah Lapham The youngest daughter of Mrs. Lapham. Isannah is eight years old at the beginning of the novel. She has an angelic appearance that often draws comments from passers-by, a fact that eventually goes to her head. Adults love her, but Isannah has no scruples about lying and doesn't think very well for herself. She is often taken care of by her older sister, Cilla. Madge Lapham The eldest Lapham daughter. She is eighteen years old, friendly, and “handsome in a coarse-grained, red-faced, thick-waisted way” (6). She eventually marries a British officer. Dorcas Lapham The sixteen-year-old daughter of Mrs. Lapham. She is snooty and tries very hard to be 'elegant,' adopting the clothes and airs of women of higher social
class. She elopes with Frizel, Junior, which results in Cilla being briefly betrothed to Mr. Tweedie. Mr. Lapham Mrs. Lapham's father-in-law and the owner of the silversmith business. He is sometimes referred to as "Grandpa Lapham." He is extremely pious and serves as the deacon at Cockerel Church. As he has gotten older, he has become withdrawn and less interested in the business, which means Johnny often has to make decisions. John Hancock A wealthy merchant and one of the most important men in Boston. He becomes a rebel leader and occasionally interacts with Johnny. Jehu John Hancock's young African slave.

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