The Titans Curse

Book by:Rick Ridoran Presentation by:Dayton Hoffmann

Charecterization

The main character, Percy Jackson, in the book The Titans Curse, is brought to life in many ways through characterization.

One example of characterization is when Percy describes himself as an impulsive, ADHD kid. This describes Percy as the type of person who acts without thinking about the consequences.

Another example is where Percy insists that he must hold the sky, knowing that he may not be strong enough. That shows he is very brave and determined to save Olympus.

Also, an example is where Athena is talking to Percy about his fatal flaw. Athena tells him his fatal flaw is personal loyalty. This suggests Percy would risk his life for friends, loves ones, and things that are important to him.

In conclusion, the main character, Percy, in The Titans Curse, is shown who he is in many ways through characterization.


Figurative Language


In the book, The Titans Curse, there are many examples of figurative language. One example is at the part where Percy is having a dream about a man who had captured his friend Annabeth. The author writes "but this voice was deeper and lower, like a base guitar." This is figurative language (simile) because it compares two unlike things with "like" or "as". I chose this example because the description of his voice makes him sound scary and dangerous.

Another strong example of figurative language is where Grover suggests they should go over the mountain but Percy, knowing Thalia is afraid of heights, suggests they go around the mountain rather than climb it. The author writes "her eyes said a quick thank you." This is figurative language because it gives her eyes the ability to talk. I chose this example because the author uses personification to show Thalia's gratitude.

Also, the author uses figurative language when Athena is talking to Percy about his fatal flaw. The author writes "my heart crept into my throat." This is figurative language because he uses an idiom to describe how nervous Percy is. I chose this example because it describes how Percy is feeling when Athena tells him his fatal flaw.

In conclusion, there were many examples of figurative language in the book The Titans Curse.


Theme

The Titans Curse has a theme about friendship and loyalty meaning you would risk your life to save a friend in danger or make sacrifices to protect those you care about. When Annabeth was captured by Atlas, Percy goes out on a dangerous mission to save her. Also, Percy held up the sky so that Artemis could defeat Atlas and save Olympus. Thalia also showed loyalty and friendship when she decided to become a hunter so that she would not turn 16 and have the possibility of destroying Olympus. In conclusion, the book The Titans Curse has a theme of friendship and loyalty that was displayed throughout the book.


Dialogue

The passage I am reading shows how dialogue is used to build up to the climax of the story. Thalia and Luke are arguing and Thalia demands that Luke let Annabeth go. Their argument is leading up to a big fight. Through dialogue, the reader discovers that the general is Atlas, the terror of the gods. The dialogue also shows the character of Atlas. He is evil because he threatens to kill Zoe.