Percy Jackson Epic Hero

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An epic hero is a brave and noble character in an epic poem or a movie. Some epic heroes include: Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson movie series), Odysseus (Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey), Shrek, Harry Potter (Harry Potter movie series), Aragorn (Lord Of The Rings), and many more.Some similar traits between these two characters is that they are both brave and believe in the people helping them through their conquests. Ironically, though their conquests were different and, the different challenges they had to go through. For both characters, their motivation was personal: they were fighting to return or to save the person that they love. Odysseus’ main motivation was to return home to his wife - Penelope, while Percy had to face a more dire quest …show more content…

In the Odyssey, Odysseus experience imprisonment and war in order to return to his wife- Penelope; he faced the wrath of Poseidon, which prevented his journey home, but eventually he was reunited with his wife. Like in Percy Jackson, Percy experienced many troubles in order to save his mom. He went all over the country of the United States to save his mom, also made a trip to the underworld, and eventually made a trip up to Olympus. Both Percy and Odysseus found the strength within themselves to be brave based on their relationships with their wife and mother respectively. While they are alike in ways of their bravery nevertheless, are different for what their conflicts are, and how they got in these …show more content…

Unlike Odysseus was sleeping with other goddesses and it took longer for him to get back home. Odysseus was stuck on the island with Calypso. Calypso was a goddess that kept Odysseus as a lover for several years. But Percy Jackson, Percy was stuck in the Lotus Casino and stayed there for 14 days because of the Lotus Flowers. These differences helped understand these characters because their motivation was towards different things and one was more determined than the other. Still however the characters are very alike in both their motivations. Odysseus and Percy Jackson define as being epic heroes because of their bravery, and the strength they find within themselves. Their reaction to their world define their different values and attitudes is they start to learn about them. They find what the gods like or dislike. The relationships with their mother and wife shaped them as the men they are because they helped motivate them to do the right thing and get back to their world. While many movies, books, and poems have heroes. Only some are the real epic

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