Percy Jackson And The Olympians : Sea Of Monsters

1320 WordsFeb 14, 20176 Pages
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…show more content…
Annabeth had figured Polyphemus would still have a grudge about that name, and she was right” (212). Annabeth confronts the cyclops on her own to distract him and uses her wits to think of a way to throw the cyclops off balance. Annabeth rightly believes that using the name Nobody will bring out Polyphemus’s hatred and cloud his mind, thus putting him mentally off balance. The bravery and ingenuity displayed by Odysseus and Annabeth are highlighted as positive traits to have in both Ancient Greece and modern times. The authors want their readers to develop these characteristics as part of their personality, thus they show the positive consequences these traits had for both Odysseus and Annabeth. Another personality trait Homer and Riordan comment on is greed. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his men have ventured onto the shore of Circe’s island. Half of the men investigate the island and find Circe’s hall. They hear her singing and all but one immediately go into the hall. Circe turns all of the men that enter into pigs. Odysseus then investigates for himself, and with some help from Hermes, he is able to resist Circe’s spell. He makes her promise not to harm him and to turn his men back into humans. Then he persuades the men who had stayed at the ships to join him at Circe’s hall by saying, “Then hurry, all of you, come along with me/To see our friends in the magic halls of Circe, /Eating and drinking – the feast flows
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