Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief Identity Analysis

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People have many identities and have to accept the obstacles brought by society due to that identity. In Percy Jackson :The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Percy finds his true identity facing many challenges of being a son of a god. Do you think he knew the challenges he was going to face at his NYC apartment? Do you think Percy knew his potential at Yancy? It seems that everyone gets to know who they really are at different times. Percy has learned his role throughout the story as he journeys to bring back what was taken from his uncle (Zeus) to keep peace in the world. Some challenges was getting to know that he was son of Poseidon, being attacked by the three furies, and being betrayed by the ones he called a true friend to a King Titan…show more content…
There was a time when he was very confused on what he was capable of doing. For example, in chapter 1 page 9 the text states, “I don’t remember touching her but the next thing I knew, Nancy was sitting on her butt in the fountain screaming,”Percy pushed me!”” It seems that Percy’s powers responded to his actions as he somehow pushed Nancy Bobofit into the water. Another example is when Percy made made it to camp half blood (chapter 5, Riordan) , Percy was being spoon fed Ambrosia nectar which what percy said tastes like,”It was chocolate chip cookies. Liquid cookies.” the text states (page 60 chapter 5, Riordan). Percy didn’t realize that the Ambrosia nectar was very much harmful to a regular human, and as we know if that was Percy’s turning point to know that Percy was special. And last, but not least Percy was then claimed by his father. In the end of chapter 8 after playing a game of capture the flag,Percy was claimed as son of Poseidon. This was an honor for Percy which brought a great honor into Percy’s life. But, it also brought more danger into into Percy’s life like being attacked by many monsters including people like the kindly
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