By reading the book "Percy jackson", we can chose various of important genres for the book such as mythology and Fiction. The book is writen by Rick Riordan and its about a boy living in a fantasy world during current time and facing the truth about the existence of old greek gods.
Rick Riordan’s ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ focuses on Greek mythology and interprets this into a children’s story. Throughout the story, there are many references and adaptations to mythological tales, and each one is portrayed in a different way. Riordan writes this story as though Hercules, Zeus and Poseidon were still around today, and this would be the effect they would have on people in this day and age.
The novel is an extremely immersive experience owing to the protagonist - Percy Jackson - regularly breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to the readers. It builds up suspense by foreshadowing the events to come, giving the readers a taste of the challenges awaiting Percy in the pages ahead. Percy is portrayed as the modern-day equivalent of classical heroes. Like the past heroes, Percy is treated differently by those around him, and has trouble fitting in with them. An absent father and a lack of knowledge of his own past help draw further parallels with the classical 'hero' figure. The significant people in Percy's life appear to know something about Percy that he doesn’t know and seek to protect him. Percy, however, is a stubborn
Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief is based off Greek mythology. Percy Jackson is a half-blood, which means half human, half god, but even more shocking he is the son of Poseidon; one of the big three. Percy just discovered this whole new world, but now Zeus’s master bolt is missing and all fingers are pointing at Percy. Percy must find the bolt and return it to Zeus in 10 days or else a god war will begin. Through Percy’s quest to find the bolt, Percy shows courage even when he is facing his biggest fears.
The Odyssey, written by Homer, tells the story of the hero Odysseus as he tries to make his way home from the battle at Troy. His journey is filled with hardships and opportunities to grow and change as a man and become a better person. Percy Jackson and The Olympians: Sea of Monsters, written by Rick Riordan, is about two 12/13-year-old friends, Percy and Annabeth, who are children of Poseidon and Athena respectively. They go on a quest to rescue their friends and the camp they attend, where children of the gods are protected. Percy and Annabeth also go through hardships which help them to grow and develop characteristics that are valued in society. Both Homer and Riordan reveal the personality traits of their characters, and the
“Percy Jackson” draws on the legend of “Perseus” by having the same type of hero present and the same theme that is carried out by these heroes. Although those are big similarities “Percy Jackson” transforms the original plot of the legend of “Perseus” more than it draws on it.
DANAϋS,PERSEUS,AND THE GORGON and Percy Jackson and the olympians:The lightning thief are the same but the movie was more modern and had different plot,characters,theme from killing medusa to wearing flying shoes the stories can be similar or completely different.
The hero's journey is a process or cycle where the hero starts and ends in a place they are familiar with, but the middle of the actual journey it set in an unfamiliar place. The hero's journey was studied and made by Joseph Campbell. He studied myths and published his own book, on the topic of the hero's journey and how other stories follow it, named Hero with a Thousand Faces. Many books are known to follow the hero's journey including Homer's The Odyssey. The Odyssey is a book about a man named Odysseus who is on his way home from the Trojan war when his ship and story takes a different course and he spends the book trying to get home while coming across different creatures/beings that occupy
What is a hero? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and hero is “ in mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent in Dallas with great strength or ability.” Dictionary.com describes a hero as someone “ noted for courageous acts on nobility of character or someone who in the opinion of others has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or Idol.” My personal definition is someone who is seen as sort of a higher up position but has a fatal flaw that inevitably leads to their downfall. You could some all of these definitions up and call Percy Jackson a hero.
Thanks to my lack of interest in reading, sitting down are reading a full story has become a difficult task. The stories that captivate my attention and hook me in have to be full of action, mythical creatures, and relatable characters. Rick Riordan’s book “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” really hooked me in as there was a lot of description and he was able to bring Greek Mythology to the modern world. For example, Percy Jackson, the main character in the novel, goes on and adventure with his friends into the underworld to meet Hades, a Greek God. As I was reading I was able to picture his journey and the setting around him. Riordan also made sure that there were lessons to be learned in the adventures Percy Jackson was going through and he implemented these lessons by using symbolism. I ended up reading the whole book in a week. Not only did I read that whole book, but I continued to read the rest of the six-book series. In addition, I also enjoyed reading “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins because I like reading about the struggle and conflict the Katniss Everdeen, the main character, had to go through, and how she was able to solve said struggle. Katniss had to become an adult early in her life because she had to take care of her sister and she had to lead the people that lived in her district. In a way, “The Hunger Games” was kind of like a coming of age novel, which is another reason I enjoyed the book. I was able to relate to the basic
Many people consider themselves to have ADHD, but the real person who we need to consider to be capable of having ADHD, is Percy Jackson. There are many symptoms for having ADHD. As read on ADD/ADHD in Children Signs and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder in Kids “ Some Symptoms for ADHD are someone not having the ability to be able to sit still for more than 5 seconds, who never seems to listen, who don’t follow rules, someone who has difficulty paying attention to anything, or someone who will blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times.” Two of the reasons why I believe Percy Jackson does have ADHD is because he can not pay attention, and he does not have the patience to find the lighting bolt.
Percy Jackson from The Lightning Thief symbolizes the hero on a quest archetype. Percy Jackson is made up of Percy is on the quest on trying to get the Lighting to Zeus. There are 12 stages of archetype. The Archetype begins with the Ordinary world, Call to Adventure, Refuse love the call, Meeting with the mentor, crossing the first Threshold, test allies and enemies, approach, ordeal, reward, the road back, resurrection, and it tops off with the return of Elixir. Percy jackson thinks he’s a “Normal Human” who his dad left him at the age of 7 months. This is the beginning of the Hero's quest in a ordinary world. Percy Jackson follows these 12 stages of archetype which makes him the Hero of the film. The Three main stages of this archetype that Percy Jackson follows are the Ordinary World, Call to Adventure, and the Return of Elixir. These Three stages will prove the Archetype Of percy Jackson's quest.
For a hero all what matters the most is fame and undying glory. In general all men including heroes face the same fate no matter how great they were in the human world. Very few exceptions occur like Hercules who is considered the greatest of the Heroes. In his trip to the underworld Odysseus encounters many people not just Agamemnon, Achilles and Heracles. However, these three are special. Agamemnon and Achilles before their death claimed that they were the best Achaeans. While Heracles was a Hero from the Old Age when Man was and the world of the gods was still interconnected. Unlike the other two, he held the title of the greatest hero of all time.
My original thought when comparing Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief the movie and Classical mythology was that there would be many more references to the myth of Perceus than any other myth throughout the movie in its entirety. That’s where I was wrong. After watching the movie again and researching the different hero myths my opinion has changed. My new thoughts are that the movie is not influenced by the myth of Perceus any more than other hero myths. The movie ties together many different heroes’ stories and mixes them together to make a wonderful story about a young boy. The movie was based on a book series written by Rick Riordan.
Percy Jackson is a twelve year old boy that lives in New York, in modern time. He has attended a few private schools for troubled students (Riordan 1). In fact, he describes himself as a “troubled kid” with dyslexia and ADHD (Riordan 7). Percy is used to being the loner of the group, after attending six schools in the past six years which probably means he doesn’t make many friends. (Schmoop). His classmates do not have a need to scramble for money.