Freak the Mighty
Title of Book
Man vs. Society
Example: On he first day of 8th grade, Max came into the school with Kevin on his shoulders. Kids were making fun of them and were laughing.
Max- His actions usually speak louder than his words. He understands reality. He understands why is dad is in jail and why his life is like this. Some of his remarks to Grim and Gram go to prove that he knows what facing reality means. Also, he knows that he has a learning disability. He doesn't try to run from it or hide it. "I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his." Facing reality is something he can grasp.
Kevin- Facing reality seems like something that he doesn't want to do. Kevin knows that he could possibly die. He makes up a fantasy to believe and it makes him feel better about his sickness. By the eye he may not have been able to cover or hide it, but in the mind. In the book he didn't seem to make any attempts to face reality, but when it came to giving advice to Max about reality, he was spot on. Kevin doesn't really understand facing reality in the book.