Study Guide

Johnny Tremain Characters

By Esther Forbes

Johnny Tremain/Jonathan Lyte Tremain

Obvs, Johnny is the most important character in the novel. And while the book is named after him,...

Priscilla "Cilla" Lapham

Okay, so an argument could be made that Rab Silsbee is the next most important character, but our...

Rab Silsbee

Rab, the printer's apprentice at the Boston Observer, becomes Johnny's best friend.The Big...

Isannah Lapham

Isannah is Mrs. Lapham's youngest daughter and Cilla's little sister.We'll say this for little...

Jonathan Lyte

Jonathan Lyte, usually called Merchant Lyte or Mr. Lyte, is that rich old relative everybody...

Lavinia Lyte

Lavinia Lyte, usually referred to as Miss Lavinia or Miss Lyte, is the most beautiful woman in...

Dove

Oh, Dove. Dove, Dove, Dove.Like Johnny, we feel Dove isn't worth the energy it takes to hate him....

Goblin

Goblin is Johnny's horse, and he's significant to the novel because of the many ways he and...

Minor Fictional Characters

Dorcas is the second Lapham daughter. "Poor Dorcas thirsted for elegance" (1.1.49), but she...

Major Historical Characters

Check out the links we've provided in the plot summary to find out more about who these guys...

Minor Historical Characters

Billy Dawes is the other rider (besides Paul Revere) who leaves Boston with news of British troop...