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.
While Percy is glad to see his Mom, he knows that he can never go back to being an “ordinary” kid. A whole new world has been opened for Percy. He now has options and is more confident. He has learned to be a warrior and that he can solve his problems. Percy took on a task that would unbeknownst to him, make him a hero.
Percy asks Luke what happened, and Luke tells him that he was going to destroy Mount Olympus, and Percy was getting in his way. Before Percy could say anything the scorpion poisoned him and he blacked out. After a while Percy got better, and since it was the end of summer, that was the day he got to go back home. Hopefully Percy will probably get through the school year without getting
Percy 's tone and attitude is eveident almost immediatly with chapter titles like, "I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom," and "We Get Advice from a Poodle," he brings hilarious sarcasm and a bit of irony into his storytelling; he sets us up with a big declaration and then turns this declaration on its head catching us off guard. Percy is quick to downplay the severity of the matters at hand, instead opting to find the comedy and sarcasm underneath. It 's pretty clear that Percy is not a typical Greek hero in the way that he 's so laid back and nonchalant at times. He even tells us in the beginning of the story, "Look, I didn 't want to be a half-blood" . The life of a hero is not necessarily one that he 's excited about, and his storytelling reflects this .
He instinctively slashed Mrs. Dodds and she exploded into a pulverized yellow powder. After Percy regained his strength due to his battle with the Minotaur he found himself in the summer camp that his mother told him to go to. He met once again his Latin professor, Mr. Brunner and a man named Mr.D which is the god of wine Dionysus. They told Percy all about the things he didn’t know in the unknown world. This is the part where the hero Refuse the Call, at first Percy don’t believe that there are gods but when Mr.D gave him visions that made him believed to what Chiron and Mr.D are saying.
Re-reading this book was a joy. I do like the book because it keeps you on the edge of your seat and I have always found Greek mythology particularly interesting; this series is one of my favorites. I think the author’s message is that things can and will get better in the end even after everything life throws at you; all the monsters that Percy has to fight can be a metaphor for all the situations in life that ‘attack’ you. Overall, this is a great book and I would highly recommend it to
In “The Odyssey” by Homer, Odysseus faces many obstacles before returning home to Ithaca. The “Hero’s Journey” by Joseph Campbell represents the challenges Odysseus goes through, to complete his journey. Homer’s “Odyssey” reflects Joseph Campbell's “Hero’s Journey” in the way that the Call of Adventure, Entering the Unknown , and Reward and the Journey Home. In every Hero’s life they have at least one call to adventure. Odysseus's call to adventure was to leave Ithaca and go to fight in the Trojan War.
The Odyssey, written by Homer, is one of the most well-known stories about struggle and war, encompassing Odysseus’ twenty-year struggle to battle in the Trojan War and return home. At first glance, the poem appears to be about a “hero’s colorful, salt-caked adventures on the high seas [and] his encounters with witches, nymphs, and cyclops” (Higgins 3). The story relates to that of a soldier’s in today’s time. Throughout the epic poem, Homer reveals the countless number of challenges that Odysseus faces during his adventuress. Odysseus is accompanied by his crew, but unlike other stories, Homer shares the names and families of almost all the fallen crewmen.
“When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what the storm is all about.” When you go through hard times and you think you won't make it, you always come out stronger than when you started. In The Cay Phillip’s character reveals that whenever you have problems and complications in life it will end up making you stronger than when you started. Throughout the book Phillip can be described first as innocent, afraid during the rising action, and independent when he overcomes all of the obstacles of being blind. During the exposition, Phillip was excited and enthusiastic about war, did not understand much about work, and could be described as innocent.
The Odyssey revolves around a household without its master, Odysseus, who has been lost for 10 years. Despite that, Agamemnons’ death by his faithless wife isn’t the main focus of the Odyssey, but it is still frequently mentioned. Aegisthus can be thought of as the suitors who are seen at the beginning of the Odyssey feasting and sipping wine all day. His affair with Clytemnestra, his murder of Agamemnon and then later on, his death by Agamemnons’ son Orestes, foreshadows the inevitable death waiting to consume the suitors’ lives for their efforts to destroy Odysseus household. The stories set up is similar in a way that there are two returning heroes, Agamemnon and Odysseus, their sons, Orestes and Telemachus, and their wives, Clytemnestra and Penelope respectively.