Max and Kevin’s friendship developed based on their personalities, in the novel, Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Max is large, slow, and lacks self-confidence, he is also loyal and kind-hearted towards people he cares for. Furthermore, Kevin is fragile, physically handicapped, but exceedingly intelligent. Max rarely pays attention in school and does not care about education. Whereas, Kevin loves learning new things and is the epitome of smart. Kevin’s physical description shows a minuscule, frail kid who avoids doing anything, however mentally he is a very bright and his willingness to learn is off the charts. Max’s physical description shows a gargantuan, tough kid, who doesn’t care about anybody or anything, but mentally he deeply
Though Max is thoroughly judged by many people, one group comes as a sort of surprise to the reader, this group is Max’s broken family. The Kane family is shown to have many problems within it and is hardly what some people define as “family”. The full Kane family mentioned in Freak the Mighty is Maxwell, Grim, Gram,(Max’s grandparents) and Kenny Kane. First of all anyone can tell a little about Max’s relationship with his grandparents just by hearing their nicknames which is Grim, meaning serious or gloomy, and Gram, short for grandma, but Max does not even want to call them his grandparents. They also judge Max on
When you look at my older sister you might think that she kind and helpful girl because the way she acts in public and helps my mom out. Also you might think that she is a kind sibling. But in reality that not who she is while she is home. When she is home she always on her phone and doesn’t really help with things and can be mean to my little brother. Even though this is a example of something that is good it's actually bad. In some situations bad can be good because the bad can help you get past things in your life or solve some things in your life. In the book freak the mighty by Rodman Philbrick give a great example of that.
“I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while...,” are the perspective words of Max, one of the main characters in Freak the Mighty. Throughout the novel, Freak the Mighty, author Rodman Philbrick creates a developing friendship for the two main characters, Max and Kevin, of whether or not the two of them can work together in life. In the novel, Freak and Max become like brothers in how they act and how much time they spend together. Kenny Kane, Max’s father, shows how not to act in a family by his actions toward others. Gwen, Freak’s mother, Freak, Max, and, Grim and Gram, Max’s grandparents, show how to act in a family by how much time they spend together and how much they care for eachother. In an attempt to be kind to one another, all of the main characters realize that family is determined more by behavior than by blood.
Max struggles with a lot such as his height and his trouble with learning. One main thing he struggles with is problems with his father. Max has never really known his father. When news about his father’s past start coming back up it is hard for Max to deal with them. Max has always been bullied because of his father and his struggles with learning. Bullies from Max’s school say, “‘Maxi Pad! Maxi Pad! Ask him quick about his dad! Killer Kane! Killer Kane! Had a kid who got no brain!’” (Philbrick 76). Freak was always accepted Max. That helped Max cope when he got called to the principal's office, where he received news that was not easy for him to handle. The principal uttered to Max, ‘“A request from your father. Maxwell, your father wants to know if-”’ (Philbrick 84). Max goes on to reply, “‘ I don’t want to hear it!
“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked into your life, said ‘I am here for you,’ and proved it.” —Anonymous. The book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick is a terrific book about friendship. A few of the scenes where this is shown are when Max and Freak meet and become Freak the Mighty; when Kevin teaches Max how to read, and when Kevin uses a squirt gun to save Max. Rodman Philbrick suggests that one great friend can transform a person’s life.
First of all,Max and Freak have differences. Max is an anti-social and does not like to interact with people ( i’m still living in my basement Philbrick 5). Freak likes adventures and likes to interact and learn (then die earthling die!!!! Philbrick 1). He loves to create adventures. Max is anti-social and does not like to interact or talk until Freak came along.
The theme of Rodman Philbrick's young-adult novel Freak the Mighty is the power of friendship and its ability to triumph over adversity. Max tells the "unvanquished truth" of his friendship with Kevin to help make clear how it forever changes him. At the end, Lorette told Max “Nothing’s a drag”. Likewise, ‘Freak’ choked, chopping on chop suey. Also, Max’s Father chokes Lorette and the squirt gun had the same ingredients in them!
Jesse never liked school however, since he wanted to enlist in the service he had to finish high school in order to do so becoming his number one reason why to graduate. Jesse decision to enlist was because he wanted to be part of the Vietnam War and help his country. Because he did not like what he would hear in the radio or news about what was going on in the Vietnam War. However, he was not able to be part of that because one year prior he enlisted the war had ended. Also it was an escape route of the violence and drug mess he had gotten himself into. Jesse family did not approve his decision because his parents thought it was a waste of time and it was an ungrateful way to repay them for their hard work.
In chapter fourteen, Freak gives Max some wise words while he and Max talk about Freak’s upcoming surgery. Max asks Freak why he can not just stay the way he is and not change, but Freak says he must, telling him that everyone changes no matter what. Max may remember this when he is discussing the topic of his father being put up for parole. Max’s dad may not be the same when he gets out of jail, showing that he changed just like Freak mentioned. Rather than being a killer, he may be reformed and better, proving that people can change. However, the words could also apply to someone like Tony D. It is possible that Tony D. will change and help Freak and Max, despite his previous behavior towards them. If either of these happened, Max would learn
During the Holocaust, many townspeople were aware of the events occurring within the concentration camps. In the book, Night by Elie Wiesel, the townspeople remained complacent with the Nazis. Some people even went as far as taunting the Jews when they were transported through towns. The Nazis during that time had a very strong influence and used fear to incite citizens to remain cooperative.
Within the book You Lost Me by David Kinnaman, the author discusses why young Christians are leaving the church and rethinking faith. He gives us an overview of the trends within the mosaic generation. Through this overview, we as student ministers can better understand the generation in which we are ministering to. With this understanding, we can reach these students and bring them back to their home, that is the Church. In this report, I will discuss the book by chapter and finish with my reflection.
In freak the mighty maxwell is a lonely boy without friends living with his two grandparents without a mom and a dad in prison. His life changed after kevin moved to the neighborhood, a smart kid with medical issues and his mom. Maxwell life changed when Gwen, kevin’s mom, requested for maxwell to stay in the same classroom as kevin
World War II was a devastating war, whether you were directly in the war zone, or away from the battlefield, you were impacted greatly. Flyboys is a book written by James Bradley, in this book Bradley tells stories of World War II using first-hand accounts. In chapter five, Bradley discusses “The Rape of China” which was a battle that took place in 1937 during the beginning of World War II. In this battle, the Japanese fight the Chinese and destroy China. Both Japan and China had very different moral beliefs on fighting in the war. China believed that the soldiers needed to “be courteous,” and to also be “neither selfish nor unjust” to civilians (Bradley 54). Meanwhile, the Japanese had totally opposite policies known as the “Three Alls” meaning
Freakonomics addresses three main ideas in the first chapter, titled, “What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?” Steven D. Levitt introduce the scene of a daycare facility which. The author starts out having one imagine themselves as the manager of the daycare center. By four o clock, every child should be picked up from the facility because it is closing time. This is a known policy, but parents don’t abide by it because it is not enforced. There are no consequences for their actions. The author then brings up the idea of incentives. There are three types of them: moral, economic and social. Moral incentives are what motivates people do the “right” thing because they don’t want to feel condemned or like they’re being a bad