The monster took them away and Percy got scared because he started to see where is Annabeth and Thalia. They were nowhere to be found. Percy went to go find them and he was attacked by the principal named Dr. Thorn and he was the monster. He already knows about Percy and his friends because they have a smell that the monster can
In the book Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy is your typical 12-year-old boy who is a troublemaker in school and lives with his mother’s abusive husband. Percy’s life changes when he accused of stealing Zeus’ master bolt and attacked by monsters. Percy’s mother is killed along the way towards a camp called Camp Half-Blood and trains his heritage as a demigod. Percy is then sent on a heroic quest, with friends, to prove his innocence and along the way, rescue his mother from Hades. After a long and arduous journey of being chased by monsters, Percy managed to return the lightning bolt and save his mother. Percy is then betrayed by a close friend, as the friend was the thief, and escaped while warning them of the true mastermind.
Percy Jackson is the main character in this story, who is a demi god, who mortals are after. His name is short for Perseus and his father is one the big three gods, Poseidon. He is suffering from dyslexia and ADHD, which could be deliberately added to the
that Greek gods exist, and have been closely observing western culture and ideas. The author draws parallels to Percy’s life, who is an American teenager, with that of Greek heroes. This parallel helps the readers to relate to the book, essentially engaging the young readers to learn about Greek mythology and the lessons of life that it teaches, in a not so bland way. The protagonist of the novel, Percy Jackson, is revealed to be special in some way. This section also develops other supporting characters, such as Chiron, Percy’s teacher, who also was mentor to Hercules and Grover, who is Percy’s sidekick, a multi-dimensional character with his own past, hopes and concerns. The association of Chiron and Percy foretells that Percy will carry on heroic deeds in future. Percy fights Minotaur, a monster that even Theseus fought and defeated. In the process of defeating Minotaur, Percy loses his mother, which he feels was his last hope to returning to his normal human life. By drawing parallels between Percy and various heroes of Greek Mythology, the author shows Percy in the light of a hero. A hero who is yet to prove his worth in the Camp Half-Blood. His encounter with Clarisse at a bathroom in camp, allows him to show his strength, which was very similar to that of his father Poseidon, but also instils in some ways fear amongst the camp
Herald – Percy’s ADHD (the ability to read Greek characters), while Percy is in his class, he noticed that the characters were just simple ABCs to him and that gave him the idea after talking to Chiron that he is a Demi-god
Percy wakes up at a place called camp half-blood. Camp half-blood is created by magical borders in order to protect demigods so they can continue to train while being safe. After entering camp half-blood Percy learns about his identity of being a demigod. A demigod is child from a human and Greek god parent. He learns that he’s the son of one the three major Gods, Poseidon. Also, that his mother is very much alive but is kidnapped by Hades one of the three major Gods as well. Percy then goes into training and utilizes his dragon to be a positive trait that helps him settle into his new life. As his dyslexia functions for mythology and his ADHD helps him keep moving in
The hero of the story is of course Perseus Jackson, a literal homage to traditional Greek heroes. Percy was a somewhat normal kid living in New York before he went on the journey of becoming a real hero.
Percy Jackson is selfless in many ways. He always puts himself in danger to help his loved ones out of danger while his friends ask him to leave them and finish the rest of the quest, but he stays and put himself in danger. Furthermore, on page 59 it says “Hey! I screamed, waving the jacket, running to one side of the monster. Hey, stupid! Ground beef!" this quote shows that Percy is trying to keep the attention on him so that his loved ones can get out. Instead of running away to the camp he stayed and helped his friend.
Percy passed out on a porch and a man and women healed him.When percy woke up stated that what he went through was a nightmare,at least that he wants to believe. Grover noticed that he was a wake he started moping because he couldn't save Percy's mom and being useless in the fight with the minotaur.
Percy was in a situation similar to Antigone’s. His family was also in a dire situation just a little more intense at the moment. His first encounter that helped bring about his downfall was the minotaur that took Percy's mom. When his mom could not enter the camp Percy began saying: “I’m not leaving without you! I won’t let you go!
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos' army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Along the way Percy will confront powerful enemies, find out the truth about the lost god Pan, and face the Titan lord Kronos’s most terrible secret. After the adventure at Percy’s birthday, Poseidon appeared. Then, Nico came and told Percy that he knew how to defeat the titan armies for good.
Something we all know about the Greek Gods is that there are a lot of them. From the God of Wine, to the Goddess of childbirth, there is a God or Goddess for everything. The main ones are the twelve with thrones made in Mount Olympus. And whom could be a better story teller of these then Percy Jackson? Percy takes the tales of how the world began, to each god and their personal battles, whether it was in war or love. With some side jests, and remarks for the readers, Percy takes each tale and gives it its own unique twist, keeping you captured till the end.
The call to adventure of Percy could be when they had a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where his math teacher Mrs. Dodds was one of the three furies and after something happened to his classmate Nancy Bobofit (he did something with water that made her wet). Mr. Brunner, his Latin Teacher, showed up and threw a pen in him that became a sword (Riptide/Anaklusmos). He fought Mrs. Dodds and swung the
Percy is a hero because he saved the world of WWIII of the gods. In chapter 9 Percy starts his path on the hero 's journey when he is called to complete a quest. The conversation is between the centaur Chiron and Percy. "Your quest, of course. Will you accept it?" I glanced at Grover, who was crossing his fingers. "Um, sir," I said, "you haven 't told me what it is yet." Chiron grimaced. "Well, that 's the hard part, the details."Thunder rumbled across the valley. The storm clouds had now reached the edge of the beach. As far as I could see, the sky and the sea were boiling together."Poseidon and Zeus," I said. "They 're fighting over something valuable ... something that was stolen, aren 't they?" This shows that Percy was just called to adventure. Percy was just given a task to stop a war between the gods. This shows that Percy just stepped foot on the hero 's journey since this was his call to adventure. “Percy starts his journey on the road of trials when HE ENCOUNTERS THE FURIES, WHO ARE HADES HELPERS. The text says “Annabeth and Grover moved up behind the Furies cautiously, looking for an opening. I took the ballpoint pen out of my pocket and uncapped it. Riptide elongated into a shimmering double-edged sword. The Furies hesitated. Mrs. Dodds had felt Riptide’s blade before. She obviously didn’t like seeing it again. “Submit now,” she hissed.
Through films, poetry, and art, mythology has become synonymous with an alternate telling of historical events, or explaining events previously misunderstood by the general public. Although it may seem like simple fiction to most, mythology has become intertwined with the Greek culture, and is key in an overall understanding of how the world works. The book I have read is “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”. Through the eyes of Rick Riordan, a simple story of an ordinary student begins to unravel, and discusses several key figures and moments of ancient Greek culture, and therefore, mythological beings of grand power. Close to the beginning of the book, the main character, Percy Jackson, visits a museum and is asked to explain an event depicted in one of the picture. Afterwards, he is asked why knowledge of these mythological events would matter in reality (Riordan 5,6). This exact question is the central theme throughout the book, and is what I pondered throughout the story.