Johnny Tremain | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Mary Gould Davis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Johnny Tremain.
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Critical Essay by Mary Gould Davis

If Jonathan Lyte Tremain never lived in the flesh, he lives vividly with the men of his time in [Johnny Tremain]. So we dare to put him among the people of importance….

This story of Johnny Tremain is almost uncanny in its "aliveness." Esther Forbes's power to create, and to recreate, a face, a voice, a scene takes us as living spectators to the Boston Tea Party, to the Battles of Lexington and of North Creek. It takes us, with Johnny, to the secret meetings of the Sons of Liberty, to the secret training of the Minute Men. We hear and see Samuel Adams and John Hancock and Paul Revere. Over and over again, we share some little incident that makes those days in Boston as exciting and as vital as Washington and London and Moscow...

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