Symbolism In The Lightning Thief

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The Lightning Thief is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology. It explores Greek mythology in a modern setting but, it does so as a humorous work of fantasy. It is the first novel in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It is a modern retelling of the Classical hero’s quest. It is perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats, and mysteries opening out in sequence. The Lightning Thief is an “An adventure-quest with a hip edge” (School Library Journal, starred review). Percy Jackson, the protagonist of the novel he discovers that he is the descendant of a Greek god Poseidon. Zeus accuses him of stealing his lightning bolt. Zeus gives Percy fourteen days to return it; otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods. So Percy sets out an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods with his friends…show more content…
He finally wakes up for good and Grover is there, thanking him for saving his life. He gives him a shoebox with the Minotaur's horn in it, a trophy for beating him. Grover confirms that Percy’s mother is really gone. Grover blames himself, since he was supposed to protect Percy. He gives Percy a glass of something that tastes like liquid chocolate chip cookies, and it instantly makes him feel stronger. Grover walks him out of the farmhouse and through the camp; Percy realizes that they are on the north shore of Long Island. The landscape is dotted with all sorts of ancient Greek buildings, with white marble columns sparkling everywhere. Grover points out Mr. D, a small, porky man who is the camp director, and Annabeth, the curly-haired blonde girl who had been taking care of Percy. Then Percy spots a man in a wheelchair, and realizes it is Mr. Brunner. Mr. Brunner welcomes him to Camp Half-Blood, and invites him to play a game of pinochle with
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