Common Themes In Rodman Philbrick's Freak The Mighty

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Many people don’t really think about growing up all too much, but that is all different in Max’s case. The story Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick tells of the many adventures of two boys go on. It also teaches the reader about the dark past of the main protagonist, Max. The book mainly teaches the reader about the biggest adventure of all, life. “Freak the Mighty” teaches you many themes, including do not be scared of growing up and it is you who chooses where you go in life. Also true friends are the ones who put you before them, they can change people for the rest of their lives.
First off, one of the themes in Freak the Mighty is that growing up is an unstoppable force and it is you who chooses if you go left or right. In Freak the
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This shows up in Freak the Mighty in many ways, Freak used his life to make Max’s better, and Max was willing to do anything for Freak. An example of this theme really showed up on page 157 when it states, “‘Kevin knew from a very young age that he wasn’t going to live a very long life’…’So he was lying about getting a robot body?’” This shows the theme that a true friend puts you before himself because Freak chose to not tell Max about his soon death even though telling him would make him feel better. This means that Freak even though it would bring him comfort he chose to not tell Max about his inevitable young death.Additionally, more evidence of this shows up on page 77 when everyone was making fun of Max and he was just sitting there like a stick in the mud, but Freak stood up for Max even though it would be easier to stand by and save himself. This shows that Freak was willing to stand up for the bottom man. This means that Freak is a true friend to Max he, because he was at a fork in the road and he took the path less taken, the path of selflessness and support. Lastly the acts of Freak actually saved Max from the path he was on to becoming
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