Freak The Mighty Character Analysis

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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…show more content…
She's scared of me.” This is the reaction of Fair Gwen when she sees Max, if you just see the physical appearance of Max, you would think that he wouldn’t care about what other people think of him. However, once Max thought he knew Fair Gwen was scared of him, it stuck in his mind. This shows that Max might have a tough exterior, but a fragile interior. He cares about what other people think of him, even if they’re somewhat strangers. Max lacks self-confidence and is very timid. The text shows, “I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, arid that's the truth, the whole truth.” Max clearly says that he wasn’t smart until he met Kevin. Therefore, he had self-esteem issues, but when Kevin came along, everything changed. Kevin helped Max become who he is, and because of this the plot unfolds. Furthermore, Max helps Kevin with his problems. For instance, when Kevin could not reach his ornithopter, gets it for him. According to Freak The Mighty, it displays, “What I do, I keep out of range of that crutch and just reach up and pick the paper thing right out of the tree.” This shows that when Kevin is unable to do something, Max helps him out. Not only for the ornithopter, in general. For example, the novel also shows, “...and so I just sort of reach down without thinking and pick up

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