Percy Jackson - Percy Jackson is the twelve-year-old protagonist of The Lightning Thief. He is the narrator and the hero of The Lightning Thief. At the beginning of the story, Percy's life perspective is pretty negative. Percy is a 12-year-old boy who has been expelled from every school he has attended in the past 6 years. Percy is dyslexic and has ADHD. A scene that best shows this is when he says, “I could start at any point in my short and miserable life to prove it.” When he begins telling his story, he's a bit grumpy, angry, or even depressed. Percy comes from a very humble background, meaning he is grateful for the simple joys in life. Percy never knew his dad. His mother eventually married a guy named Gabe Ugliano, Percy calls him Smelly Gabe. They live in a small apartment in Queens, NY, and Gabe enjoys making Percy's life and Percy's mom's life miserable.
I think that the main theme in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is identity. The whole book is about Percy’s journey and how he finds himself. At the beginning of the book, Percy doesn't know who his father is or why he left Percy and his mother, and wonders who he truly is. Percy feels as though he is a trouble child, and that he could never be anything special. However, over the course of the story, he learns things about himself that he never thought possible. What he thought were weaknesses turned out to be the signs of a demigod, and a particularly powerful one. Percy’s very being is tested when he must make hard choices, such as deciding between staying within the safety of Camp Half Blood, or returning to New York where monsters
In The Lightning Thief, Percy’s mother is taken from him by Hades. Percy must track the god of the Underworld down to save his mom. Towards the end of the journey, he meets the god face to face and ends up saving his mother. In The Sea of Monsters, Percy tracks through the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece. On his journey, Percy’s ship is destroyed by Charybdis and Scylla, then he becomes trapped on Circe’s island for a short while, and barely escapes the giant Polyphemus, but ultimately battles the titan Kronos. Battling a revived titan can’t be easy, I imagine, and it takes a lot of courage. Going through the dangerous sea takes a lot of bravery and skill to get through alive. In The Son of Neptune, Percy has lost all of his memory but finds his way to Camp Jupiter, a Roman camp. Percy stays calm, even though he’s conflicted about his memory loss. Once at the camp, Percy is given a quest to go to Alaska. In Alaska, Percy and his quest-mates must free Thanatos, who is chained up. Even though Percy is technically alone, he stays brave throughout his quest and leads his team to victory. Just because Percy is a winner, it doesn’t mean he acts like
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.
After being discovering that he’s a demigod of one of the three major Gods Poseidon, twelve year old Percy Jackson sets out a dangerous journey. A journey to save his mother from harm and to save the world from disaster from the Gods up above. This is a hero’s journey, a hero’s journey is someone who falls into adventure to slay the dragon and is idealized for his courage. The hero travels to one place to another going through a series of stages that help him complete his quest. It starts off first, the hero lives an ordinary life but is unique in some way that sets him apart from everyone else. The second stage he is then called for adventure where he leaves his ordinary life to the third stage crossing the threshold to a totally different
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
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.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is about a 12 year old boy named Percy Jackson who's getting chased by mythological monsters and his two friends Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena, and Grover Underwood a satyr who is Percy's protector. Percy was in 6th grade and had just gotten out of school for summer break, when he found out that he was a half-blood, his mother was Sally Jackson, a mortal and his father was Poseidon, king of the sea. Percy got sent to camp Half-Blood for protection from monsters and got assigned a mission to find a lightning bolt that the gods think he stole and prevent a war between the gods, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus.
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.
For many years, stories have been a part of children’s childhood. The countless tales of magic and valiant heroes with daunting adventures have entertained and enlightened the minds of many people. In this generation, stories of warriors captivate heats with their selfless and their quests for a greater purpose. However, with the increase of stories told by authors, readers might realize that a hero might have similar characteristics to another. Perseus “Percy” Jackson and Harry Potter are two different heroes with many parallels in their stories.
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
So the main story is about this kid names Percy Jackson(like the title).His Mom(Sally) is a very nice women who ended up being with this mean guy which is Percy’s Step dad.He never knew who his dad was until.But his teacher(Grover) is a secret demigod that was sent to the world to protect Percy and Percy doesn’t know.But when him and his mom go out of town the waves start attacking them and brings them to this camp with only demigods but his mom dies saving Percy,and then once Zeus's lightning rod gets stolen and was supposedly in L.A and him and posieden.So he goes with Annabeth and Lucas(he doesn't make it very far) who they meet at the camp of demigods to go with them.In the middle he kills medusa.Then once they get to Hades after realizing
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 had accomplished many tasks. If it was an ordinary person they would never be able to accomplish one task. Percy is no ordinary boy on earth. It all started at his birth. Percy had an unusual birth circumstance, his father is the god of the sea, and his mother is Sally Jackson a human. According to the text "He was kind, Percy," she said. "Tall, handsome, and powerful. But gentle, too. You have his black hair, you know, and his green eyes." This quote explains to Percy how his Father looks like. Percy was only a baby when his father left. Percy never knew that his Father is one of the Olympians gods.
Later on in the chapters, Percy discovers that the modern world he lives in is not what he thinks. He finds that ancient Greek theology is very much real. He gets shipped to a camp in the middle of nowhere as a safe haven from dangers of ancient Greek mythology. This camp (Camp Half Blood) is a haven for young demi-gods to find their