In Freak the Mighty, what is the irony in the new tenements being called the New Testaments? Chapter 9-11

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It is ironic because the “New Tenements” are run down slums and the New Testament is comprised of the story of Jesus Christ, which is of hopeful lessons and ultimately, redemption and eternal life. This is actually fitting because the story is about the power of imagination and transformation. Freak is physically impaired and Max has never studied enough to become smart. But together, they transform into something greater than themselves. Freak is...

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