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Freak the Mighty

Kevin and Max are two kids who bond and become close friends as a result of the fact that they are both disabled. The first thing to be noted in a comparison between the two, however, is that their...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2020 5:58 am UTC

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There are a number of scenes in the film version which don't exist in the original book. For instance, in the movie "The Mighty" there are two basketball scenes, neither of which feature in Freak...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2019 7:55 am UTC

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Maxwell Kane narrates Rodman Philbrick's novel Freak the Mighty. It's the story of how a learning-disabled and socially awkward boy becomes friends with a genius who has a physical disability....

Latest answer posted November 24, 2017 5:27 pm UTC

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At the beginning of Chapter 9, “Life Is Dangerous,” in Freak the Mighty, Max believes they are going on another quest or adventure - like normal. However, this journey, according to Max, was a lot...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2016 4:58 pm UTC

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Max is definitely a dynamic character. When readers meet him, he is quite withdrawn and antisocial. Max simply wants to spend time alone in his "down under" kingdom, and he only engages with his...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2019 12:34 pm UTC

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This book is filled with many events that most readers would classify as "important." I'll provide some of those events in the following list: Kevin (Freak) moves in next door to Max. This is...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2018 12:25 am UTC

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Kevin is interested in King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table because the knights were, in his view, the very first human versions of robots. He passionately narrates to Max that King...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2018 7:35 pm UTC

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Max is the narrator in Rodman Philbrick's novel Freak the Mighty and a self-professed struggling learner. He has a learning disability and has been in remedial classes up until the summer he meets...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2018 12:03 am UTC

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Max gives Freak his present on Christmas Eve. Freak and his mother, the Fair Gwen, have supper with Max and his grandparents. After the meal, the group sit(s) around like you do, admiring the...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2009 11:23 am UTC

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In Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick's protagonist, Maxwell (Max) Kane, opens the novel telling readers exactly what he thinks of himself: I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018 10:49 pm UTC

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As was mentioned in the previous post, Max recalls meeting Freak in the day care as a young child. Max also remembers Freak pretending to be a robot on the playground of the day care. Years pass...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2017 9:08 am UTC

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There are many internal and external conflicts in Rodman Philbrick's novel Freak the Mighty. An internal conflict is when a character fights a battle within himself/herself. For example, someone...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2018 8:14 pm UTC

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Max's first impression of Kevin when he moves in next door is that he is pretty sure Kevin wants him to die! Max has vague memories of Kevin from day care. Then, Kevin was known as the robot boy...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2016 2:00 am UTC

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Chapter 7 is when Max and Kevin realize that they can work together for the benefit of both their sakes. Tony D. is a boy who threatens them with a knife after the fireworks on Independence Day....

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016 4:54 pm UTC

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Max's parents are obviously absent in the beginning of the narrative of Freak the Mighty as Max lives with his grandparents, whom Max, as narrator, refers to them as "Grim" and "Gram." Later in the...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2014 6:01 am UTC

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Early on in the novel, we learn that Max's bedroom is in the basement of Grim and Gram's house. In fact, Max himself says, "... but do I complain about the crummy panelling, or the rug that smells...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 3:53 pm UTC

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The answer to this question varies depending on where you are in the novel Freak the Mighty. For example, at the beginning of the story we simply know that Kenny Kane is in jail where he has earned...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016 11:00 am UTC

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In chapter 8 of Freak the Mighty, the police take Max and Kevin home after their escape from Tony and his gang of thugs. The police immediately hail Max as the hero even though their escape has...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2016 11:04 am UTC

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What a fun project! The best list would be one that you put together yourself with the different themes from Freak the Mighty such as friendship, overcoming obstacles, growing up, and...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016 2:39 am UTC

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Chapter 11 in Rodman Philbrick's novel Freak the Mighty is entitled "The Damsel of Distress," which implies that, rather than someone who needs rescuing, the damsel is the cause of distress. The...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2018 7:43 pm UTC

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Loretta, despite her alcoholism and subservience to Iggy, a gang boss, is sympathetic towards Max because of his low station in life. At first, she is only concerned with keeping herself safe first...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2012 7:39 pm UTC

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This is an especially interesting question because, in reality, King Arthur does not have much to do with robotics at all. (In King Arthur’s time, robotics was not even a science yet.) However,...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2016 9:34 am UTC

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Max's father, "Killer" Kane, is a terrifying individual who was imprisoned prior to the events of the novel for supposedly killing Max's mother. After he gets out on parole, he comes searching for...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2019 4:44 pm UTC

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There could be several reasons why Freak made up the story regarding his bionic body. After he dies, Max is clearly distraught, and even slightly hurt, that Freak lied to him. This is where the...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2016 1:34 pm UTC

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The third chapter ("American Flyer") of Freak the Mighty opens with Max daydreaming in his basement bedroom--"the down under." Kevin has scared him by referring to him as "earthling." Max has been...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2010 3:00 am UTC

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Killer Kane has already made contact with Iggy when he and Max arrive at the Testaments "seeking shelter." Kane has apparently warned Iggy about there being no alcohol around since he is trying out...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2013 11:29 am UTC

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The setting is Portsmouth, New Hampshire, mostly over the summer in the nineteen-eighties or early nineties, in places where Freak and The Might interact—real or imaginary. The book was published...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

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I would suggest figuring out what the climax of this story is and then work backward from there to figure out exactly which rising action events you would like to use. For this story, the climax is...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2018 9:14 pm UTC

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It's Christmas Eve in Grim and Gram's house, and the old folks are both fast asleep. The same cannot be said for Max, however. He's lying awake in bed, his head full of all kinds of strange stuff....

Latest answer posted November 10, 2020 10:38 am UTC

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Things are looking pretty desperate for Max in chapter 20 of Freak the Mighty. His psychotic dad, the appropriately-named Killer Kane, has escaped prison and now has his son at his mercy. Max has...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2019 7:14 pm UTC

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Freak the Mighty is a story of opposites attracting. Two young boys are so different that it turns out they have quite a lot in common. The largest differences between Freak and The Mighty are...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012 5:16 pm UTC

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Let's start with differences between Max and Kevin, because those are more obvious. First there is the obvious difference in looks between Max and Kevin. Max is huge. I mean he is a really big...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016 3:34 pm UTC

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The down under is Max's private room in the basement of his grandparents' home. Max is portrayed as a quiet, reclusive adolescent with extremely low self-esteem. Before Kevin "Freak" Avery moves...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019 3:18 pm UTC

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Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty is set in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and it follows a year in the lives of Maxwell "Max" Kane and Kevin the "Freak." Portsmouth frequently serves as a dangerous...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2016 5:39 pm UTC

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The first part of a standard plot sequence is the exposition. This story first introduces readers to Max. He has extremely low confidence in himself, and he lives with his grandparents because his...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2019 3:39 pm UTC

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There are actually more than three problems in this novel; however, since you are required to name only three, I will focus upon the main issues: the birth defect Kevin has, the fight between Tony...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2016 9:25 am UTC

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Loretta Lee calls Freak's dad a magician. Her remark is mean-spirited, as she explains, "He must be a magician, because as soon as he heard the magic words 'birth defect,' he disappeared"....

Latest answer posted November 27, 2009 6:13 am UTC

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Kevin is a hero in some very distinct ways. One clear way in which Kevin is a hero is that he saves Max. It is Kevin who risks his own life to save the life of his friend. When Max is in trouble...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2014 5:29 pm UTC

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Chapter 4 in Freak the Mighty is entitled "What Frightened the Fair Gwen." In this chapter, Max gets acquainted with Freak, who tells him about the characters in the story about King Arthur and the...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2009 11:29 pm UTC

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Because Loretta Lee is a character who changes during Freak the Mighty, I think it is important to share at least two character traits about her. Loretta Lee is both tough and brave. First,...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2016 10:47 am UTC

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In Freak The Mighty, Max lives with his grandmother, Gram, and his grandfather, Grim. Just before Christmas Eve, Max finds out that his father, the notorious, Killer Kane, is out on parole. Grim...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2015 4:43 pm UTC

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Max Kane's internal conflict concerns his identity and self-esteem. As the son of Killer Kane, Max struggles to overcome his negative reputation and develop his own identity. Max even recognizes...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2019 1:29 pm UTC

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Freak is a nickname; the character's real name is Kevin. Kevin’s mother, Gwen, has had to accept the fact that her son is likely to die in childhood. Kevin has spun an elaborate fantasy about...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2021 5:51 am UTC

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In Chapter 8, Max says that he usually just reads comic books or watches TV each day of summer vacation. Sometimes he will emerge to go to the store with Gram, but that's not very exciting. After...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2016 3:01 pm UTC

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There are several places in Rodman Philbrick’s novel Freak the Mighty where the physical appearance of the narrator, Maxwell Kane, is mentioned. The first mention is in the chapter entitled...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2018 12:40 am UTC

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This is not really a fair question because this book has so many lessons to teach; however, in my opinion, the main lesson of Freak the Mighty is that friendship and platonic love can breakdown...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2016 10:41 am UTC

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In Chapter 5 of Freak the Mighty, Max takes a “timeout” so to speak. Max just got done showing Freak his bedroom when the Fair Gwen began looking for him. Gwen spots the wagon they were using in...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016 9:48 pm UTC

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In bits and pieces, Max describes his physical appearance in the first several chapters of Freak the Mighty. On pages 3 and 4, Max overhears Grim and Gram talking about how Max resembles his...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 12:59 am UTC

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In reality, Kevin calls his mother "The Fair Guinevere"—a reference to the beautiful and legendary wife of King Arthur. Kevin is obsessed with the tale of King Arthur because he relates to Arthur's...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2017 3:59 am UTC

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There can definitely be more than one conflict in a story. In fact, novels usually have a bunch of them! Conflicts can be either internal or external. An internal conflict is an inner struggle...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011 9:23 am UTC

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