Freak The Mighty Character Analysis

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“I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while...,” are the words of Max, one of the main character’s perspective on Kevin, “Freak”, and Max’s friendship. 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. Throughout the story, Freak and Max become like brothers in how they act and how much time they spend together. Then, Kenny Kane shows how not to act in a family by his actions toward others. Next, Gwen, Kevin, Max, Grim, and Gram 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. In the story, Freak and Max become like brothers by how they act toward one another as if they are family. On page 40 Freak states, ‘“We are Freak the Mighty, that’s who we are. We’re nine feet tall, in case you have not noticed’”(Philbrick 40). That statement shows that Freak and Max have a strong bond and they are proud of being friends. Then, on page 87 Max says, ‘“I swear on the dictionary if Freak ever tries to eat Chop Suey again, I’ll dump it on his head or something”’(Philbrick 87). That statement proves to the reader that Max cares for Freak and will do whatever it takes to protect him. Finally, on page 157 Max says to the

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