Imagine being back in the colony of Massachusetts before
the Revolutionary War. As you walk down the streets of
Boston, you meet a young man named Johnny Tremain. After
listening to his story, you think of the different ways you
could describe him. You could describe him by his looks, by
his personality, and by the talents he portrays. His
character is so interesting that it's hard to describe his
skilled talents, his complex personality, and his adored
physical features. As you remember the tale of his
hardships and fate, you know that Johnny Tremain will stand
in your mind forever.
Standing alone on the wharf next to his magnificent house,
you see a thin, light complexion, light haired young man.
There are many ways you can describe the way Johnny Tremain
looks. You can tell by the way he stands, so proud, that he
is around 15 years old. You can see that he's strong but
he's also frightened. As you move your eyes towards what's
behind him you notice that his hand is crippled and was
probably burned. Your eyes meet his and they're a piercing
blue. You are so struck by his looks that you can't wait to
go talk to him and find out more about him.
Johnny Tremain's personality was very fascinating, and it
was most intriguing to read about how he changed from a
bossy, impatient boy, into a thoughtful, patient gentleman.
Even though he was a skilled worker, he was proud, and full
of arrogance. But after his terrible tragedy, his rude
character died in the birth and death room, and Johnny was
reborn as a more patient and caring person. He still won't
take pity from anyone, but on the inside he is probably
crying out for help. Although he has no one to talk to, he
does have special talents that help keep him going strong.
Before Johnny burned his hand working on a sugar basin, he
was a skilled silversmith. Imagine burning your right hand
and losing many of your talents, such as writing or using
an ax. After practicing, he painfully learned to use his
left hand to use an ax. He also learned to legibly write,
but it used to be better before his accident. Now Johnny
diligently works for a newspaper called the Boston
Observer. He regularly rides his horse, Goblin, and
faithfully delivers the newspapers. Delivering notes for
the British officers proved to be a profitable part of his
As the day ends, you have enjoyed spending time with
Johnny. Now you know so much about him, you feel it
impossible to name all of his qualities. But that only
shows how complex he was. After Johnny's accident, he was
able to compensate for his losses by practicing hard.
Johnny likes to flirt with the girls, but Cilla is the one
he really likes. Instead of learning to be a silversmith,
he rides his horse, Goblin, and delivers newspapers for the
Boston Observer. Johnny Tremain's personality was very
intriguing and all of his talents and personality made you
very interested in him. As you walk away you see him
walking towards the west like a new sun rising.
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