A large furance used to heat metal so that it is soft enough to be molded
As if one were having a stroke
Sick with nausea and vomiting
Beautiful and angelic
Someone who makes and maintains barrels
A small pot used to melt metal
A square comb used on horses' manes
A piece of dirt that has been cut out of the ground
A small, poorly-appointed house
A skilled laborer who has finished his apprenticeship but does not yet own his own business
A sharp, sudden attack of emotion
A paste of herbs and other ingredients used to heal injuries
Incitement to rebellion
A dessert made with whipped cream and sherry. In colonial America, it was common for everyone to drink alcohol regardless of their age. This is why eight-year-old Isannah is served sillabubs at the Afric Queen (and also why Johnny is often shown drinking beer).
A small piano
A men's overcoat
A smelly substance made from animal fat. It was an important ingredient in candles and soap.
The political party that supports the British monarchy. They believe that “all differences could be settled with time, patience, and respect for government” (79).
The political party that is against British rule of the colonies. They believe that “taxation without representation is tyranny” (79).
Johnny Tremain Questions and Answers
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Johnny struggles with the violent means of political process. Johnny believes in the cause of Colonial Boston but is perplexed by the violent measues and mob mentality that are instituted to achieve this goal.