Freak the Mighty
Loss of a parent
Title of the book
Freak's Dad left him because he found out Freak was disabled. Freak then had no male role model.
Max's Mom was violently choked to death by her husband.
Max's Dad(Killer Kane)
He killed his wife.Max has no male role model because of this.
Conflict-Man vs. Self
A dad plays an important role. Your dad teaches you how to play sports and become a man. It was hard for Max and Freak growing up with out a dad. They had no male role modle in their life. Max had Grim, but he is not much of a role model. Grim calls Max " Max or Maxwell or that boy."
Character's remarks or actions
Max does not play any sports or do anything in the outdoors. This is because he does not have a dad to teach him these things. Freak does not even know his dad because he left before he was born. Together these two kids need a male role model in their lives."He must be a magician, because as soon as he heard the magic words 'birth defect,' he disappeared."
Contrasts between characters
Max is very tall. Freak is very short. Freak is smart. Max is not smart. These guys are perfect for each other. When they are Freak The Mighty, the are the like a normal kid. When the aren't Freak The Mighty, they are one person split in two."I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me barrow his for a while, and that's the truth, the whole truth."