LA Maximum Ride Project

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Maximum Ride Project
Brett Anger, Tim Michel, and Max Whalen
Setting
The Colorado House
 Colorado house in the
mountains where the
kids that are genetically
engineered live
(Max, Iggy, Angel, Gasman,
Nudge, and Fang)
live.
 This is what we imagined
the house to be like.
The School
 The School is the genetic
engineering lab that
“mutated” the kids. The
School is located Death
Valley, California, and the
Badwater Basin.
 This is a picture of what we
thought “The School”
would look like.
New York
 The Flock goes to New York
after escaping The School.
The Institute is the
headquarters for The
School. The Institute has all
the records of The Flock, so
they want to go there.
 This is a picture New York
with Batman right here.
Characters
Max a.k.a. Maximum Ride
 Max is the leader of a group
that calls themselves “The
Flock”. The Flock includes
Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge,
Gazzy, and Angel, all of
which are kids who were
mutated at The School. Max
is the oldest member of
The Flock, and a major
character. Max is also
dynamic because she
changes much through the
book. Max is a protagonist.
 This is a picture of Max
from the comic book series
Maximum Ride.
Fang
 Fang is the second oldest
member of The Flock,
being only 4 months
younger than Max. Fang is a
major character in the
book. Fang picks up on
details most other
characters would miss.
Fang is a dynamic character
because he changes in the
book. Fang is also a
protagonist, being a
member of The Flock.
 This is a picture of Fang
from the comic book series
Maximum Ride.
Iggy
 Iggy is the blind member of
The Flock. Iggy is the third
oldest member of The
Flock, being only 6 months
younger than Max. Iggy is a
dynamic character because
he changes throughout the
course of the story. Iggy is
also a major character,
being a member of The
Flock. Therefore, he is also
a protagonist.
 This is a picture of Iggy
from the comic book series
Maximum Ride.
Nudge
 Nudge is the third youngest
member of The Flock.
Nudge is a dynamic
character because she
changes in the book. Nudge
talks a lot, and has a
profound longing for
parents. Nudge becomes a
vegetarian after Fang pulls
a prank on her. Nudge is a
major character and a
protagonist.
 This is a picture of Nudge
from the comic book series
Maximum Ride.
Gazzy a.k.a. The Gasman
 Gazzy is the older brother
of Angel, and is a
protagonist because he is a
member of The Flock.
Gazzy is 8 years old, and
has light blond hair. Gazzy
is a dynamic character
because he changes
throughout the book. Gazzy
is also a major character
and he can imitate voices.
 This is a picture of Gazzy
from the comic book series
Maximum Ride.
Angel
 Angel is the youngest
member of The Flock being
on 6 years old. Angel’s
older brother is Gazzy.
Angel can read and control
minds. Angel is a major
character because she is a
member of The Flock.
Angel is a dynamic
character because she
changes through the book.
Angel is a protagonist.
 This is a picture of Angel
from the comic book series
Maximum Ride.
Jeb Batchelder
 Jeb Batchelder is the
scientist from The School
who rescued The Flock. Jeb
is a static character in the
book because he does not
change. Jeb is also the
father of Ari, the Eraser.
Jeb an antagonist in the
book. Jeb is also a minor
character because he does
not play a big role in the
book.
 This is a picture of Jeb
from the comic book series
Maximum Ride.
Ari Batchelder
 Ari is Jeb’s son who was a
captive at The School.
When Jeb rescued The
Flock from The School, Ari
was left behind. Ari was
turned into an Eraser (half
man half wolf) at the age
of 7. Ari is killed by Max in
the book. Ari is a major
character because he plays
a big role in the book. Ari is
a static character, and an
antagonist.
 This is a picture of Ari from
the comic book series
Maximum Ride.
Figurative
Language
Imagery
 “… and almost simultaneously a sudden, searing pain my left
shoulder.” (p. 70)
 “Not to mention the severe beaks, sharply curved and meanlooking.” (p.75)
 “He wore wire-rimmed glasses and was smiling at her.” (p.
116)
 “… as the heavy lidded eight-year old slumped to the table.”
(p. 10)
Simile
 “ A stinging pain radiated out like a starburst.” (p. 107)
Onomatopoeia
 “His breath went oof.” (p. 15)
 “Crash!” (p. 55)
 Then I heard a loud bang!” (p. 70)
Alliteration
 Alice’s aunt ate apples and acorns around August.
Personification
 “…which was glowing with warmth and light” (pg. 89).
 “… the hairs on the back of the Gasman’s neck stood
up” (pg. 101).
Metaphor
 It is raining cats and dogs.
Foreshadowing
1.) “Map of a secret facility,… in California, The School”
(pg. 32).
2.) “Max, that reason, that purpose is: you are supposed
to save the world” (pg. 197).
Plot
Exposition
 The Flock grows up in The School
 Jeb rescues The Flock and takes them away to where
they can’t be found
 Jeb teaches The Flock survival skills
 Jeb goes missing
Rising Action
 Angel is abducted
 Max, Fang, and Nudge go to rescue Angel, while Iggy
and Gazzy stay home
 Iggy and Gazzy make defenses at the house, including
an oil-slick, and a bomb
 Erasers comes to the house, and their car gets crashed
by the oil-slick
 Erasers chase Iggy and Gazzy to a shack, then Iggy and
Gazzy escape by the bomb blowing up Erasers.
Rising Action (cont.)
 Max decides to save a girl (Ella) from being picked on
 Max gets shot by a kid (Jose) with a shotgun, in the right
shoulder
 Max goes to Ella’s house and asks for medical help
 Ella’s mom helps Max get better and then takes her to get an
X-ray
 Max finds out she has a tracer chip in her
 Angel finds out Jeb is alive
 Nudge decides to contact her parents, and gets in a fight with
Erasers
Rising Action (cont.)
 Iggy and Gazzy fly towards where Fang and Nudge are
 Max, Fang, Iggy, Gazzy, and Nudge all meet up together
 Max, Fang, Iggy, Gazzy, and Nudge go to free Angel
 Max, Fang, Iggy, Gazzy, and Nudge get in a car chase
with Erasers
 Max, Fang, and Nudge get captured
 Jeb tells Max that she is supposed to save the world
Rising Action (cont.)
 The Flock escapes The School and heads to New York,
New York
 Max has brain attacks along the way, and starts hearing
a voice in her head
 Eraser’s dressed as cops chase them to a church
 The Flock hides in a church for sanctuary
 The Flock hides in the sewers
 Max gets a message in a brain attack
Rising Action (cont.)
 Max knows where to find The Institute, and leads The
Flock there
 The Flock breaks into The Institute and finds records
 Max prints off the records on The Flock
 The Flock rescues other mutated kids, and flees
Climax
 Max gets in a fight with Ari
 Max breaks Ari’s neck, kills him and escapes
Falling Action
 As the mutated kids run out of The Institute
 Jeb calls after them “You killed your brother!”
 Angel decides to keep a mutated puppy that can jump 8
feet high
 Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel find files on
themselves
Theme
and
Resolution
Theme and Resolution
 Genetic Engineering is the theme
 The resolution is that The Flock is free
Conflicts
Conflicts
 Angel gets kidnapped and is taken to the school. Angel
tries to resist the scientists at the school, until the rest
of “The Flock” rescues her. (character vs. society)
 Nudge sees a sign that is the town where parents live,
and she argues with Fang to go see them. (character vs.
character)
 Max and Ari fight constantly throughout the book, and
this conflict is resolved by Max breaking Ari’s neck and
killing him. (character vs. character)
Citations
 Colorado house:
 The School:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rajat_mtclimber/3198397355/
http://www.supermaxed.com/images/FlorenceSM-DLR-1.jpg
 New York Picture:
 Max Picture:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-9kz90Ia5B68/T0L4UxtmnvI/AAAAAAAAABc/TG3Lo9IWzZ8/Manga-Max-maximum-ride-1317656-1026-1600.jpg
 Fang Picture:
 Iggy Picture:
http://www.ed2010.com/files/images/16539.jpg
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100911172519/themaximumride/images/2/22/Fang.jpg
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100925005039/themaximumride/images/3/33/Iggy.jpg
 Nudge Picture:
http://api.ning.com/files/Nsq4I5Kj2lV*snR4TIOw1kEbbMMJF0MdQwWi7ZRgbNdh6qVtOuLHnkhDwqcbWqhKTMbftXtwE08sFyojWiyIrcsFyhe9YvDu/nudge.jpg
Citations (cont.)
 Gasman Picture:
 Angel Picture:
http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1300000/Manga-Gazzy-maximum-ride-1317600-824-1600.jpg
http://c2.api.ning.com/files/zRPLoudRx5QDS-
gqvALXiozjReDaglyzV7dgVlcLqWGIBM3bRb5TTxoBa6JcCSa*gLWHyi0zlxv8w-pZaTbyQn2EAHRXhedH/MaximumRideAngel.jpg
 Jeb Picture:
 Ari Picture:
http://th09.deviantart.net/fs51/PRE/f/2009/322/e/f/Jeb_Batchelder_by_light_yagami5644.jpg
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110329215340/themaximumride/images/c/cb/Ari.jpg
 Alliteration Link:
 Metaphor Link:
http://examples.yourdictionary.com/alliteration-examples.html
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/metaphor-examples.html

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