Similarities Between Freak The Mighty And The Mighty

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Which medium do you think is better, Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty or Peter Chelsom’s film The Mighty? Both in the novel Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick and the film, The Mighty by Peter Chelsom portray the theme of friendship for which people can change people for the better or for the worse towards their future.
In the novel, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, Max Kane is one of characters in the story that creates a bonding friendship with a small yet sharp-witted kid named Kevin and furthermore a past relationship with both of their parents. In this manner, when an ornithopter whizzes around the air but falls into a scrawny tree, Max picks its up and nicely gives it back to Kevin who happily describes what the toy is to him
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For example, in the film The Mighty, as the ornithopter scene takes place, Max is scared away by Kevin and no one touches the ornithopter until the end of the film but as in the novel Freak the Mighty, Max gives back the ornithopter which starts that friendship but doesn’t mention it towards the end of the novel. Indeed, I think that the novel would portray this theme better because I believe they had a better bonding in the novel with the ornithopter (according to the description) than in the film with Max’s learning disability. In fact, it shows throughout the endings of both mediums that they end with Max writing in the empty book Freak told him to for his Christmas present which I also think that is a major part throughout the novel and film that portray Max’s care for Kevin very well. Lastly, Gwen and Annie’s friendship is crucial to Max because of the way he reacts to when Gram tells him in the book but does not mention this but part in the film Gwen moves into the house next door and is introduced by Max’s family. While it may be true for the film, I think that they should leave this event because it is important to Max but is affected by Killer Kane’s action to Annie(Max’s
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