Character Analysis Of Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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Going from a troubled kid in middle school to a full time hero who saved the world is a lot to handle. Percy, the main character in the story Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Life changes by a series of events. Percy’s feelings went from a troubled, different, and miserable kid to a brave, skilled hero as well as a demigod. Percy Jackson’s feelings throughout the beginning of the story are a bit down. He’s troubled in middle school, as well as miserable. Early in the story, he says “Am I a troubled kid? Yeah. You could say that.” It also states, “I could start at any point of my short, miserable life.” In the beginning of the story, Percy is a kid in middle school, but a bit more trouble-making than the other students.…show more content…
He realizes he is a demigod, which means he is a god’s son, as well as a half-blood. Going to Half-Blood HIll, his personality changes a bit, growing a bit braver and adventurous as he tries to forget about his old life. In the text, it states “I drove the broken horn straight into his side, right under his furry rib cage. The bull-man roared in agony. He flailed, then began to disintegrate.” On the way to Half-Blood Hill with Grover and his Mom, they all encounter the Minotaur on their tail. After they get thrashed around in Gabe’s car, Percy watches as the Minotaur swipes up his mother tightly, making her “die” in bright, yellow dust. Watching this with no way to help, Percy tries hard to defeat the monster in grief for his mother. He ended up doing so, watching the Minotaur disintegrate in defeat. Based on what I read, it also states “I slashed up my sword, heard a sickening shlock! Then a hiss-the sound of a monster disintegrating. I felt something fall to my feet.” In the middle of his journey, he finds a house owned by an “Aunty M”, who lured them in for some food. As they ate, Percy found Aunty M as a sweet, lonely old woman, but Annabeth and Grover thought different. Percy didn’t want to leave, and went to take a picture with Aunty’s statues as she had asked, but had found out that the “M” in her name meant Medusa. The three tried to fight her, and Percy ended up, though it was difficult without looking…show more content…
He has changed to a brave boy. When Percy has accomplished his quest, it made me think of this: “Sometimes you have to go through many obstacles to reach your

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