Essay 4.docx - Yang 1 David Yang Basic Writing 3 Prof Fenton March 11th 2011 Spirits of Americans In the novel Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes the main

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Yang 1David YangBasic Writing 3Prof. FentonMarch 11th 2011Spirits of AmericansIn the novel Johnny Tremainby Esther Forbes, the main character, Johnny Tremain, is seen maturing through the book as he goes through life during the American Revolution. Atone point in the book, Johnny is a young adult who is homeless and looking for work. He finds work delivering newspapers that an American political party, called the Whigs, prints. This slowly integrates him into the political party as he gets promoted from delivery to editing and writing. He starts to edit the newspapers and submit articles which helped him to learn more about the Whig Party. It allowed him to express his ideas to the public without interference or in other words, freedom of speech. He joins a group called the Sons of Libertywho are followers of the Whig Party’s ideas. All throughout the book, themes of patriotism shows that the revolutionary spirit within these people is fierce. Similarly to the Whig Party and members in the Sons of Liberty, people today believe in fighting for their rights. The patriotic, revolutionary spirit still lives within the people because people today still continue to protest for their beliefs and rights.

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