First, Max acts more like a male character than a female character. She, like males of The Iliad fights her way through her problems, choosing brute force over talking. This is shown during the final scenes of the book, when Max chooses to fight Ari rather than talking him out of his rage, somewhat like Achilles killing Hector and dragging him around the city instead of giving his parents the body. Also like Achilles losing Patroclos, when Max loses Angel to the scientists, she goes after the ones responsible.
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She is feminine, acting more kind to the other characters. While on the other hand, she is very manipulative, she has the power to read and control minds, and uses it to get whatever she wants from people. She does no need to fight, because she can and has told people to kill themselves, making her a valuable ally. She is generally the speaker of the group, because she is extremely influential. She is also the one being captured most of the time, because she is six years old, and can not fight.
Gender roles in literature reflect views in society, and have changed over time, starting from when only men can be the heroes, to women being heroes. There are many new types of characters that have been created recently, from ones that would be shunned years ago, to new hybridized characters with characteristics of many archetypes. Because of changes of characterization recently, there will be even more types in the