Maximum Ride Infographic
In the subtext of his novel Maximum Ride's plot, James Patterson addresses real-world issues, including the social difficulties of people with physical disabilities and the dangers of human experimenting. He presents sub-textual commentary on each issue; he believes that people with physical disabilities are struggling to fit in their community about social difficulties with physical disabilities and human experimenting is bad and dangerous at an extent.
Human experimenting is simply the basic idea of conducting experiments on live human subjects. There are many worries about human experimenting, including the controversy of human experimenting becoming cruel and inhumane in the future. This worries a vast amount of people because the subjects are real people and any experiments too severe (for example, kids with wings from Maximum Ride). Human experimenting could lead to an amazing future with amazing medical and biological technology, or a cruel, harsh world of misery and pain for involuntary subjects.
Right now, human experimenting is a real thing. But we don't experiment on humans for dangerous or untested (with other animals), nor do we force people to be experimented on. There are psychological experiments, medical experiments, and many more happening every day. However, we are not in that gloomy future, merely because of our respect for human choice. Some fear this will fade away to scientific ambition or money.
In Maximum Ride, there was intense, involuntary human experimenting on small children called "The Angel Experiment." The Angel Experiment was experimenting on combining human and avian DNA to create people with new physical abilities like flying, mind-reading, exact noise mimicry, and more. "My friends and I really did used to live in a stinking cesspool of evil called the School." The author clearly shows his position on this controversy in the subtext of the novel. James Patterson clearly fears a future of horrible and crude human experimenting on young children and the negative effects on the world it would bring.
By Bradley McGhee and Sean Boothman
STRUGGLES OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
People with disabilities (PWD) have been suffering almost as much as people with diseases. The majority of it happens in Africa. Governments would refuse to help some people just because they are a person with disabilities. They are treated as if they were monstrosities to society. Some were killed, mugged, and others had their farms/houses destroyed.
The majority of PWDs were born with disabilities, but some got into an accident that made them that way.
In Maximum Ride, Max and her friends were experimented on as babies so they have wings, one is blind, and one can read minds. When they tried to rescue Angel, they got put on the newspapers as flying.