Themes Of Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters

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Percy Jackson and the SEA OF MONSTERS

The title and the author: The title is Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters and the author Rick Riordan wrote it in 2006. The book is an adventure fantasy book based on Greek mythology, the book is the second novel in the Percy Jackson & and the Olympians series and the sequel to the lighting Thief. A film adaptation of the book, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters was released on August 7th, 2013.

The story setting: The story setting finds place in the city of New York, at Camp Half-Blood and also in the Bermuda triangle. Camp Half-Blood is a camp where Half-Bloods are trained for fighting monsters. Half-bloods are people that are half human and half-Gods. The only thing that protects the camp is a barrier
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Percy Jackson is a 13-year-old who is a Half-Blood. His father is Poseidon and his mother is human. Percy has dyslexia so he has trouble with writing and reading English, but he understands Greek perfectly.
Annabeth Chase is also 13 years old. She is the daughter of Athena, the Goddess of war, strategy and wisdom. She attends camp Half-Blood together with
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Percy is the main protagonist in the story and the books point of view comes from this character. His thoughts and emotions are described. Percy is willing to put himself in danger in order to help the camp and his friends. Percy also shows that he is willing to go without the praise and glory that goes with being a hero.

Symbolism used in the story:
Camp Half-Blood
This is the camp where Percy goes during the summer to train and becoming a hero. Only children are here who have a parent that is a God or Goddess. There is a magic barrier around this camp that protects the camp and keeps enemies out.
Thalia's Tree
This is the magical tree that was created around Thalia, Zeus' daughter when she was dying. It is under this tree that the Golden Fleece is hung to revive it after being poisoned.
Golden Fleece
This magical item is said to restore life to anything. Percy and the group take it from Polyphemus' island in the Bermuda triangle.

The book in a larger context: The book fits well into its genre “Fantasy”. In the book, we find several fantasy characteristics like monsters, giants, and Half-Bloods. A tree that protects the camp and a magical carpet that revives all dead. The books about Percy Jackson may be compared with Harry

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