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In Freak the Mighty, who are the characters and what are their backgrounds?

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vkzigzag1 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 27, 2010 at 6:19 AM via web

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In Freak the Mighty, who are the characters and what are their backgrounds?

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted September 27, 2010 at 9:18 AM (Answer #1)

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Freak the Mighty is the story of an unusual friendship that develops between two boys.  One boy is a small bodied kid with a very intelligent mind who moves next door to another boy.  He is known as Freak but his real name is Kevin. 

Max is not very smart and has been considered by others as being dumb.  His father is a criminal and he is being raised by his grandmother (Gram) and grandfather.  He befriends Freak and learns that he can be a part of Freak's wonderful adventures.  He carries Freak on his shoulders.

Fair Gwen is what Freak calls his beautiful mother, after the Lady Gwen in stories about the knights of the Round Table.

Kenny is Freaks father who ties him up after he gets out of jail and wants to kidnap Max. He is mean and hangs around with a guy named Iggy.  He had killed Freak's mother.

Loretta Lee is Freak's dads girlfriend.  She is not happy about what Kenny does to Max and she tries to help Max escape.

 

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freakthemighty | eNoter

Posted November 1, 2010 at 2:48 PM (Answer #2)

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Correction to one of the answers. Max's criminal dad had killed his own wife (Max's mom).

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