Only the fearless can be great

Ashlyn Stephens period 4


In the book Freak The Mighty freak (Kevin) and max (Maxwell, mighty), are the two main characters. Here is a little bit about them.

Freak is very short and he has crutches because he was born physically disabled. Freak is in the 8th grade, and is very smart. He loves his dictionary. In freaks dictionary he has underlined all of his favorite words and pretty much 3/4 of the dictionary is underlined. Freak has a mother named Gwen but, freak likes to refer to he as "The fair gwen of air" because he loves the story of King Arthur.

Max is very tall and has more of a mental disability which in this case a learning disability (LD) he thinks and or condsiders himself "dumb" because he is not as smart as the people in his grade. Max has a dad in prison named "Killer Kane" and the rumor has it that his dad killed his mom. Max also has a grandmother and a grandfather that go by Gram and Grim.

Reflection and Application of Theme

I think that Max (Mighty) and Kevin (Freak) are pretty much fearless because they go on so many like dangerous adventures and they never give up and that I think is what truly makes them courageous and fearless. They overcome so many fears in the story, and they always work together as a team, as Freak The Mighty. And I think this theme just fits perfectly with the story.

" Freak the mighty, slaying dragons and fools and walking high above the world."

About the Author and Book

Freak The Mighty written by Rodman Philbrick

The story is about two kids in 8th grade named Max and Kevin. They both have disabilities but, each different. See, Max (Mighty) has a learning disability. But Kevin (freak) has a physical disability. They become good friends and they go on "adventures". Freak has a mom named Gwen. Max has a grandpa and grandma named Grim and Gram.

Development of Theme and Analysis

Setting in the story can and will affect the types of conflict even affect if there is or is not conflict. Freak and Max went to the firework show and Tony D was there chasing them now think about it. If they didn't go to see the fireworks then Tony D would never have chases them. Yet still knowing that they did get out of the bad situation setting affects conflict. Freak thinks of himself as courageous, strong, smart. And he has a disability because Freak actually believes in himself. Max thinks of himself as dumb, useless, stupid. But together they work as a team, as Freak the Mighty!