Be Yourself! Everyone else is taken

By: Isabella Hixson 5&6

Analysis and Development of Theme

The characters in this book are Freak and Max. Max is 7 feet tall and has a condition called Learning Disorder (LD). Freak on the other hand, is 2 and a half feet tall and very very intelligent. These two best friends are complete opposites, but opposites attract right?


The mini-theme "Be Yourself" is very obvious and important to the book. Freak doesn't let anyone that judges him get him mad or sorrowful and Max does the same thing. They both can control it. Some evidence from the book is something Freak says to Max: "More speed, o mighty beast!". Even though Freak calls him a beast it doesn't make him angry.

Reflection and Application of Theme

I really like this theme and I think the author did a great job interpreting it. He gives many examples of Freak and Max being bullied and not really caring. They just choose to ignore it. The theme can mean a lot to someone too. It can make someone feel more confident in themselves and that's important. Since I have read this book I have believed in myself a little more. That is what it means to me and I hope it will mean something to someone else also.

Visual Interpretation of Theme

Freak the Mighty By: Rodman Philbrick

Max is a 7 ft boy and Freak is a 2 and a half ft boy, together they make a 9 ft man!!! They call themselves Freak the Mighty! Together they are unstoppable! With Max walking Freak around everywhere and Freak telling him where to go and making up stories along the way, their having the best year of their lives!