What do you think a hero looks like? In the novel, Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, it shows that heroes come in all shape and sizes. In the novel Max and Kevin are the main characters. Max’s father killed his mother so other kids gave Max a hard time and bullied him. Freak was also given a hard time in school because he was born with a health problem that causes the inside of his body to grow but not the outside of his body.
We can all agree that coconut is hairy and gross on the outside, but on the inside it is velvety and sweet--People are the same. You can be rough on the outside, yet sweet and beautiful within. Take the characters, Kevin and Max, from the novel Freak the Mighty for example. This novel distributes two characters, One, Max, is large and overgrown, but has learning disabilities. The other, Kevin, has Morquio syndrome which causes him not to grow on the outside, yet Kevin is insanely intelligent. Furthermore, They instantly click and go on quests together to rescue fair maidens and return stolen treasure, and you will see them transform into an unstoppable being. Freak the Mighty. Additionally, Two possible themes for the children's novel, Freak
After she found out her scores, she got a text from the Taker he said he can help her. As a result, her parents, friends, and teachers recommend she should be tutored by the smartest but not popular kid in school, Ronald Gross. In the end, Carly decides to not use the Taker but use Ronald.
“Being a hero doesn’t mean you're invincible, it just means that you're brave enough to stand up and do what's needed, “says a sagacious man named Rick Riordan . Often times you see heroes on television who have super strength of flying powers, but heroes come in many different forms of people. Irena Sendler for example, was a great hero. Not many people know the name of Irena Sendler, she had done something big that impacted and saved the lives of many jews. Some heroes may be fictional as well.
Well Max got a tutor and it was Kevin. Kevin helped Max read at the school to help Max read because needs the help and Kevin a lot doing things to help Max out. They are both having fun with each other at the same time because they never really had friends before they met each other when Kevin tutored Max with his reading. Kevin makes things that help Max by making him like it Max’s is in the book. This is helping Max read because he is getting better because he wants to know what’s happening so Max is
Trent’s parents also recently got divorced, which hit him hard. Middle school was going to be a time for Trent to make some new friends, or at least get his mind off of things. Fallon Little, a girl with an enormous scar on her face, was just what he needed. In the beginning, Trent didn't really have any good or close friends. He would write in his “Book of Thoughts” and draw whatever he wanted.
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
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.
Therefore, he received a failing grade which is a “D”. With his failing grade, Phillip couldn’t make it into the track team and he blames Miss Narwin for the whole problem. Then when the faculty committee changed homerooms, Philip is now assigned into Miss Narwin’s homeroom class, making matters even worse. Then, Miss Narwin asks the school district if they could allow her to attend a two-week workshop to make Miss Narwin’s teaching skills a lot better.
man conflict with his teacher. In the beginning of the book when Matt receives a teacher, he finally gets fed up with her enough that he, “grabbed Teacher’s carefully arranged apples and hurled them every which way” (Farmer 73). This conflict changes Matt 's character and gives him hope as Matt says, “And then the children would like him and they wouldn 't run away” (74). This implies that Matt feels the need to be accepted by others. This man vs. man conflict has changed Matt by causing him to speak, and to be proud of himself.
Out of all the confusion in his life and not knowing where to fit Wes’ grades began to drop and he started to become unconfident of his abilities. His mother started to threaten him that she will send him to military school. Although he did not take is seriously, his friend Justin did. Justing advise him to concentrate in school.
Many other literary works contain heroes and are meant for adults or older adolescents. These stories do not commonly use the classical heroes as in children’s literature. These stories use an everyman/everyday hero. The everyman hero is exactly what it sounds like, an everyday person who did something to help others. This person does not have any superpowers or abilities like the classic hero, he or she is simply doing the right thing at the right time.
Wes Moore like any other adolescent has acted up. Despite the large investment of money to enable Wes’s proper education, he disreguarded school, often not attending. In effect, his grades suffered tremendously, as Wes exclaimed, “It’s tough to do well in school as an eleven-year-old when you’re picking and choosing which days to go” (77). Without developing his education, it becomes virtually impossible to accell in school. Fed up with his lack of motivation, Wes’s mother forced him to attend military school in an effort to straighten Wes out.
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ”- Christopher Reeves. This represents how in life a regular person can turn into a hero just being able to find strength within themselves and “endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” The author is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.