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In Freak the Mighty, what are the similarities between Max and Freak (Kevin) in...

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Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:24 AM via web

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In Freak the Mighty, what are the similarities between Max and Freak (Kevin) in Chapter 7?

 

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amarang9 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:13 PM (Answer #1)

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Kevin and Max discover their similarities as their friendship grows and certainly when they become Freak the Mighty. Imagining themselves as knights, they both enjoy the idea of helping people.

Until they met, Freak had limited physical ability and Max had a stifled intellectual past. In Chapter 7, when Blade and his gang chase them, they have to rely on Max's physical strength and Kevin's mental ability to completely escape. Max physically gets them away but Kevin thinks to whistle which alerts the policeman and saves them from Blade and from sinking into the mud at the bottom of the pond. So, you could say one big similarity is that they need each other, they need friendship, and each is better because of it. Alone, each is limited. And when Max is alone, he broods and feels useless. Together, they are both confident, helpful, and full of life. 

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