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Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain


by Esther Forbes

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

Biblical References

These are verses about pride that Grandpa Lapham asks Johnny to read at breakfast.

  • Leviticus 26:19 (1.2.18)
  • Proverbs 11:2 (1.2.20)
  • Proverbs 16:18 (1.2.22)

Literary References

This is pretty much the Johnny Tremain reading list. These are the books he reads in the Lorne's library, though sadly, we never get his thoughts on them.

Historical References

Johnny Tremain is chock-full of historical references. See the "Summary" section and the "Characters" section for details.

Pop Culture References

Appropriately enough, the two pop culture references are both brought to us courtesy of Isannah Lapham.

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