Hero's Journey In The Lightning Thief

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Percy Jackson, the main character in The Lightning Thief ,is following the path of the hero in “Hero’s journey” On Percy’s life a teacher has become his mentor. In the Lightning Thief Percy says “But Mr.Brunner expected me to be as good as everybody else, despite the fact that I have dyslexia and attention deficit disorder and I had never made above a C- in my life” In this quote, percy expresses his feelings on how he is frustrated with himself and his teacher. In hero's journey a quote shows about mentors, “Heroes are almost started on their journey by a character who has mastered the laws of the outside world and come back to bestow this wisdom upon them.” That is how The Lightning Thief is compared to hero's journey. In chapter seven,…show more content…
In Hero’s Journey there are many stages one of them were confronting the father, this reminds me of Percy Jackson’s experience because he finds out his father for the first time. “My father? I asked, completely bewildered “Poseidon” said Chiron” (126) and in confronting the father “In many myths and stories this is the father,or a father figure who has life and death power”. The two quotes are aligned because Percy never knew his father and now he does and in Hero’s Journey it says that a hero meets a dad who has life and death power. That is why I think those two quotes align together. In chapter 9 of Lightning Thief, Percy goes on a quest because Poseidon and Zeus are fighting. Zeus thinks Poseidon stole Zeus's Lightning Bolt. But really Hades the god of the undead, stole the Lightning Bolt. “She … said I would go west and face a god who had turned. I would retrieve what was stolen and see it safely.”(142). This quote was from Lightning Thief. “Usually there is a discovery, some event, or some danger that starts them on a heroic path” This quote comes from Hero’s Journey, stage: “Call for Adventure”. I think these two quotes align together because Percy needs to retrieve what was stolen. And in Hero’s Journey it says something starts the hero’s quest because of something stolen or a
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