Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief

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Introduction

In the novel, Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, a twelve year old boy's life changes forever. Percy, the main character, finds out that the Gods exist, and is the son of Poseidon. Worst of all, his mother was killed right in front of him, and his best friend was hired to protect him. Read the incredible book to figure out more.

Characterization

The main character, Percy Jackson, in the book, Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, shows who he is in many different ways through characterization. Percy always thinks negatively about nearly everything, and doesn't notice the benefits to anything. For example, when Percy's father, Poseidon, claims him, Percy thinks of every possible reason why this is a bad thing, and never realizes an reason why it isn't that bad. However, Percy is quite brave. He accepts the quest for retrieving a stolen lightning bolt Zeus accused Poseidon and Percy of stealing. Also, Percy is caring for his friends. To back up, three monsters were looking for Percy on a bus that he was on, with Annabeth and Grover. The monsters couldn't find him, so the monsters were going to kill Annabeth and Grover if they didn't tell them where he was. Percy decided to help his friends by swerving the bus out of control. In conclusion, Percy Jackson is brought to life by the author, using characterization.

Point of View

Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, is told through first person view. If this story were told in third person omniscient, the reader could learn more about other characters, such as Annabeth, Grover, and even the Gods, like Poseidon. To add on, if the story was third person limited, we would know more about Percy's surroundings, instead of just what we see out of his own eyes. Choosing first person as the point of view was a good choice in my opinion. Third person omniscient would be too overwhelming to remember all of he characters and how they behave. In conclusion, the novel, Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, is told in first person view.

Theme

The theme of the book, Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, is, life can be tough, but you will pull through, because Percy's mother is killed right in front of him, but this does not let him lose hope or become extremely depressed. He accepts his mother's fate, and tries to move on, but still misses her. Additionally, Percy did not deny his very dangerous quest to retrieve a lightning bolt for Zeus, further backing up the theme. In conclusion, life can be tough, but you will pull through, is the theme to this story.
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