Protagonist (Max and Freak) : Maxwell Kane (Max) and Kevin Avery (Freak) are the two main protagonists in this novel. Maxwell Kane is a tall twelve year old boy who has a learning disability in school. He often gets bullied about his dad who had choked his mother to death and went to prison. He lives with his grandparents Grim and Gram who often takes very nice care of him. Kevin Avery who is also considered as "Freak", is a short twelve year old boy who has a physical deformity on the inside of his body. He is unable to walk properly so he uses his crutches to help him but despite his physical disability, he is a pure genius. He lives right beside Max's house with his mother Fair Gwen who was the friend of Max's mother. Ever since Freak and Max met, they both have become very close friends. Since Freak could not walk, he jumps on Max's back and acts like his brain. Together they become Freak The Mighty.
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(Blade) and Kenny Kane (Killer Kane). Tony D. is nicknamed as Blade who is a seventeen year old mean gangster who bullied Freak and Max. As the fireworks were flying into the air, Blade and his gang approached Freak and Max by calling them rude names and asking them whether they have any M80s, which as an explosive. Freak and Max knew that he was very dangerous and had a criminal record as many people tend to avoid him and his gang, so Freak hopped on Max's back and they had escaped after Freak using his intelligent ways to loose them. Kenny Kane is commonly named as Killer Kane is the father of Maxwell Kane. Killer Kane went to prison after choking Max's mother to death. A couple of years later, Killer Kane was released from prison and kidnapped Max away from his grandparents. This was the scariest moment of Max's
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All Quiet on the Western Front demonstrates how expendable soldiers are during war by using a pair of boots that are passed on soldier to soldier as the owner who wears the boots dies. The boots are first discovered by Kemmerich, one of Paul’s friends, who finds them on a fallen paratrooper. Inheriting them as his own, Kemmerich wears them as it is better to fight with boots that prevent your feet from tiring as quickly and from the cold. He feels that these boots will make fighting more tolerable and becomes very comfortable with them.
Greg, one of the guards who dreams of being the warden nevertheless, lacks the tough guy facade, befriends him. Miss Ellison, his teacher from his former school, along with Emma his therapist try to set him on the right path sometimes confiding too much in the young boy.
He was the only boy around her age in the secret annex. He was once one of the people that did not like her. Later on a thief was lurking in the warehouse that absolutely terrified all the people in the annex. The thief left and everyone in the annex was scared that he was going to turn them in. Days later screeching cars came to a halt outside of their building.
The book relates to the world so much. With everything that goes on in the book, anybody can in the world could relate to it. Something that shows this is when Max grows so much his clothes are bursting. Anybody who grows fairly fast or is tall for their
All Quiet on The Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is a novel composed after World War One to convey the experiences of German soldiers during this horrific time of fighting. He brought to light many important issues that occur during wars. In this book, three horrors of war that had the largest impact were the lack of sanitation in the trenches, the loss of comrades, and the shock that came from unexpected and ongoing shelling. The lack of sanitation in the trenches caused many diseases, infections, and terrible memories to me made.
The First World War was a lengthy and brutal affair that claimed the lives of over 17 million individuals. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, its effects were equally as ferocious on the intellectual front, where it marked a turning point in the clash of European intellectual values. Philosophers such as Nietzsche had already challenged established institutions of Positivistic thinking toward knowledge and progress; however, his movement lacked widespread support. It was the disaster of WWI that accelerated their movement by inspiring culture-wide undermining of prior intellectual beliefs through newfound uncertainty: authors such as Erich Remarque and Vera Brittain drew upon sudden doubt underscored by the war to completely reverse prior thinking by breaking down pre-war notions of intellectual
Max went from thinking that he did not have a brain until Kevin let him borrow his, to realizing he had more of a brain than he had ever known. Kevin may have been small, but he was intelligent and rescued and saved Max. Kevin guided Max away from Tony D. Max was big, but without Kevin he wouldn’t of known where to go and Tony D. would of probably stabbed him. “What do we do now? I ask…
Kevin moved in across the street from Max the summer before 8th grade. Max had given up on friends by this point. They eventually become friends. They had different personalities, but that made them perfect for each other. Kevin and Max were different but the same and made up freak the mighty.
Paul Baumer and the Lost Generation The traumas of war affects active duty servicepersons and veterans every day. What we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was undiagnosed as an illness during World War I and was thought of as a side effect of being in the war. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, the readers are introduced to Paul Baumer. Paul is an enlisted soldier who joins the war as a young, innocence schoolboy, who falls apart and becomes broken by the war.
Max has his meeting with the principle, then soon after Freak chokes on food. Also, the novel and the movie both have or show Max living with Gram and Grim. There is also Freak naming the elements of the fireworks show while sitting on Max’s shoulders. They find Loretta’s purse in the drain.
so they became forever friends. In both the movie and the book Freak dies because his heart grew too big for his little body. Both the book and the movie are amusing. Both Freak and Max were bullied. Both in the book and the movie Max had a disorder with his body that prevented him from playing sports.
The novel Freak The Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick is about two disabled boys named, Kevin Avery, nicknamed “Freak”, who is physically handicapped but very intelligent, and Maxwell Kane, a large, very slow, but kind-hearted boy. Together, they use valuable life skills that are efficient and effective in getting through hard times in life, as the world is very difficult for them both. When the two are alone, life is a challenge, and they face big hardships at school. Kevin is suffering from a disease called the morquio syndrome, which affects his metabolism. Max is suffering from dyslexia, which affects his reading.
Max and freak the quest of friendship (working together) When I was a kid in Sherman Oaks Elementary School, I changed when I became friends with Ethan into a happy person in school. When Ethan came along, I felt happy because he’s being all nice and helping me a lot and he challenged me to a foot race with me too and all of that made me have all the fun In his novel, Freak the Mighty Rodman Philbrick uses the literary devices of characterization and dialogue to reveal the theme of the power of friendship to face one’s problems.
At the end of the summer in Freak the Mighty, Freak and Max get to go back to school. Minus the fact that he has never been in one before, Max is put into all advanced classes so he can be with Freak. The reason they are put into classes together is because Freak helps Max write and learn vocabulary by making him look up words he doesn’t know in a dictionary. Freak also helps the teachers understand that Max does know the answers but, he just doesn't like to speak in front of the class. Both in school and out, Max helps Freak with mobility by carrying Freak on his shoulders.