Creation made for Language Arts 7 with Ms. MacPhee. This explains how Max opened up to the world about his challenges with his intelligence and overall life!
Freak The Mighty Conflict - Man vs. Self
At preschool, many years ago..
The day Freak moved next door...
No, that doesn't go over there, it goes over there
How we met again...
I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, and that's the truth, the whole truth.
Called me Kicker for a time - this was at day care. That's when I got my first look at Freak. Looking sort of fierce, is how I remember him. Except later it was Freak himself who taught me that remembering is a great invention of the mind. For some reason little kicker never got around to kicking little Freak. Maybe it was those crutches kept me from lashing out at him.
Um, what does that mean?
Isn't the sunset just so enticing?
It just simply means absolutly beautiful!
Then I see the Fair Gwen. At first she's a glimpse. I'm thinking, hey I know her. And the reason she looked familiar is, I must have seen her bringing Freak to day care,way back in the dark ages, because the next thing I notice is this crippled-up yellow haired midget kid strutting around the sidewalk, giving orders to the bearded movers.
Come with me, earthling if you want to see the world!
Then I'm thinking, what the heck is the little freak doing. He is hitting a stick at a little scraggly tree, trying to get down a model plane or something. Seeing him struggle, I pick out the airplane from the tree and hand it to him.
So that's the story, how we became Freak the Mighty. Going on quests and saving the world.
Before I met Freak, I always just hid away, closing myself off to the world. Now, I learn from him. His strength, bravery, intelligence, friendliness and imagination. He has inspired me to step out of my cave, and explore the world. I don't like to admit it, but he is a great friend, probably my best. With his brain and my strength, we conquered the world in our own way, as Freak the Mighty!