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Percy Jackson In The Lightning Thief

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In the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is the protagonist. Percy Jackson, a twelve year old boy, lives with his mom and stepfather, Sally Jackson and Gabe Ugliano. Percy finds out that the Greek gods are real, and that he is a half blood, half human and half god. He also finds out that there is a camp called Camp Half Blood, that his best friend, Grover is a satyr, and that his dad is Poseidon, god of the sea. The camp director, Chiron, sent Percy on a mission with Grover and Annabeth, daughter of Athena, to retrieve a lightning bolt from the lightning thief who is believed to be Hades, god of the underworld. Luke, another member of Camp Half Blood, gave Percy a pair of shoes that flies but he can’t wear it or he will be in…show more content…
Hades responded with “Do you think I want a war, godling?” (Riordan 311). Percy found out that he had the lightning bolt the whole time, it was in the backpack that Ares gave to him. They left the underworld by smashing pearls at there feet to float themselves back to the Santa Monica Pier. Ares was there and Percy fought with Ares and then Ares said “You have made an enemy godling, you have sealed your fate. Every time you raise your blade in battle, every time you hope for success, you will feel my curse. Beware, Perseus Jackson. Beware” (Riordan 331). Ares began to glow and then he disappeared and dropped the Helm of…show more content…
Percy returned the lightning bolt before the end of the summer solstice. Percy’s mom came back and had created a sculpture called poker player and Gabe disappeared and his mom doesn’t think that the police will find him. Percy went back to camp and Luke invited him to the woods to look for something to fight. Luke sounded like he was leaving then he said he works for Kronos, Lord of the Titans. Luke summoned a pit scorpion and Percy found out that Ares searched for the lightning bolt and Luke is the lightning thief. Theme I believe that the theme is that even though you are not the brightest you can still do great things. “Am I a troubled kid? Yeah. you could say that”(Riordan 1). On this page he said that he is troubled kid. Then Zeus said “You have done me a service, boy. Few heroes could have accomplished as much.”(Riordan 343). Percy thought that he was a troubled kid but then it turns out that he can still do a great thing like do something that few could ever do.
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