Live Life Proudly

Addison Allen: Period 4-5

Development of Theme Analysis

Characterization and conflict helped develop the idea that you need to live life as best as you can because you never know when you're gonna be gone. The theme is first introduced at the beginning of the book. It's introduced when they start to describe Freak's disabilities. On page 2 it says, "And when little Freak showed up one day with these shiny braces strapped to his crooked legs, metal tubes right up his hips, why those were even more cool than the crutches." It progressed through the book by telling what the cool things freak was doing even though he was disabled. Out of nowhere on freaks birthday Freak had a seizure that eventually led to death. On page 146 it says, "We run in and Freak is leaning back in his chair making this wheezing sound, panting real fast, and his eyelids are flickering."He's having a seizure" Grim says, "call and ambulance" Freak didn't know he was going to have a seizure that would take his life but he still made life the best he could. Freak's conflict was person vs self. Freak had a disability that wouldn't allow his body to grow which led to death.

Reflection and Application of Theme

I think the theme is live life the best possible way because you never know when you're going to die. I think the author did a good job at showing this message because freak was gonna die early and he knew it but he still tried to love life. More and more people are getting diagnosed with diseases that shorten their lives. But, that doesn't stop them from doing the things they want and love. People with those diseases probably have a bucket list of things that they want to do before they die. More and more people are helping make those wishes come true. The author tells us that freak isn't going to live long but he didn't show in the book that freak hated life and showed hate towards other people. The author made freak be someone that had a good attitude.

Summary

Freak moves into Max's neighborhood and they become friends overtime. Often when people see Max it reminds them of his dad, Killer Kane. Max and Freak become a team and they call themselves Freak the Mighty. They look out for each other and protect each other. Killer Kane escapes from prison and kidnaps his son, Max. He takes him to a cellar but then Freak comes and saves Max. Killer Kane goes back to prison and Max is living with grim and Gram again. On Freaks big birthday he receives a gift and something goes dramatically wrong.
Favorite Pixar's Up scene ever - Ellie and Carl's relationship through time, Sad scene