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Freak The Mighty How can we identify bullying?
What is Bullying? Bullying is a learned behavior. It is when a person or group tries to hurt or control another person in a harmful way.
Characterization - Max stupid, dumb, slow physically big people are afraid of him lonely never had a brain Gets into fights Kicker = nickname Doesnt like being hugged Angry Mad Max = nickname LD class Looks and acts like Him Father is scary Low self-esteem butthead 8 th grade
Characterization - Kevin Freak = nickname weird physically small very smart talkative teaches Max fierce uses crutches leg braces hooked on robots blond hair scowling/death- ray eyes cripple van lives with Mom 8 th grade
Bullying in the novel Max is called names in school (p.3). Tony D, or Blade, calls Kevin and Max names: Frankenstein and Igor (p. 29) Tony D, or Blade, chases Max and Kevin into the pond on the Fourth of July (p. 37).
Bullying in the novel Loretta makes fun of Kevin when the boys first visit the Tenements. She calls him a midget man. She also teases Kevin about his father being a magician and doing a disappearing act (p. 71).
How do Max and Kevin respond to bullying? Kevin uses his brain, instead of violence The boys become Freak the Mighty Max has a place where he can relax and feel safe Kevin acts proud and stands up to the class as Freak the Mighty. Kevin teaches Max and gives him confidence.
Suggestions for dealing with bullying Supervision by adults in and out of school Consequences for bullies Environment where bully behavior is not tolerated. Communication between teachers and parents Rewards and recognition for positive behavior. Teach about bullying in school
Works Cited t.cfmhttp://www.bullying.org/public/framese t.cfm ng.aspwww.safeyouth.org/scripts/teens/bullyi ng.asp