How To Struggle In Rodman Philbrick's Freak The Mighty

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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. However, there are many clues in the story that show that Kevin and Max are not troubled by their disabilities and that their teamwork is useful. One example of how Max and Freak worked together was when they were watching fireworks. Freak couldn’t see the fireworks because he was tiny, but with the help of Max, he was carried by him, and placed on top of his…show more content…
Killer Kane was sent to prison for strangling the mother of Max to death. After his release from prison, he kidnaps Max on that morning. When Freak found where Max had been held hostage, he had a surprise for Killer Kane. He pulled out a squirt gun and tricked him into believing the dangerous chemicals that was in the gun. “Sulfuric Acid,” Freak says, raising the gun and sighting along the barrel. “Good old reliable H2SO4, an oily, colorless, corrosive liquid used in dyes, paints, explosives, and many chemical experiments” (132). Freak rescues Max, by squeezing the trigger right in Killer Kane’s eyes. The two of them make a run for it, bursting out of a cellar hole. The police were waiting outside, and Killer Kane is taken back to prison and has to serve more jail time. Together Max and Freak were unstoppable despite any problems that appeared in the near
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