646439-American Revolution.docx - Surname 1 Name Professors Name Course Name Date To what extent does Johnny Tremain Reflect the reality of the American

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Surname 1 Name Professors Name Course Name Date To what extent does Johnny Tremain Reflect the reality of the American Revolution Johnny Tremain is a historical fiction film that was adapted from a novel written by Esther Forbes (Newman, 684). The film is based on the story of spirited youths fighting for their liberty during the American revolution. The film was set at a time when there was a great deal of conflict between the American colonies and England. America, at this time, was characterized by divisions based on social class, religion laws, and disadvantages of coming from a low-social class family (Newman, 692). The younger generation in this era set out to seek freedom for the Americans, starting by changing simple customs and values and rebelling against what they felt was not right. The film has been of great relevance since its production till now by portraying the realities of the American revolution. Through Johnny Tremain, the audience can see the customs and values of the colonies which were changing in the period leading to the revolutionary war. Even though America had started separating itself from England, the colonies still followed some of England’s traditional socioeconomic practices (Neuberger N/A). For instance, in colonial Boston, education had not yet been made compulsory. This explains why, in the colonies, people could not read, write, and calculate simple arithmetic regardless of their high literacy levels (Newman, 684). Only children from the upper class had the upper hand in attending schools.

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