The Epic Story of Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson is a 12 year old character in the book The Lightening Thief, written by Rick Riordan. You can find this character in the film, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based off of the series by Riordan. Logan Lerman plays the adventurous Percy Jackson in the movie.
The Mundane World
Percy’s life unexpectedly changes when he tells about his summer after his 6th grade year. Discovering that he isn’t a normal kid like the ones he’s known all of his life, he learns that he comes from royalty Gods. In order to keep himself safe from half-blood eating monsters, he has to attend Camp Half-Blood in New York for the summer.
The Call To Adventure
Amazed with all of the new information being thrown on him just within a couple of days, he discovers even more about himself being at camp. His father is Poseidon, the God of the Sea, who is a brother of Zeus and Hades. Considering this information is very unexpected, on top of it all, he learns that Zeus’s symbol of power, the master bolt has been stolen. Zeus assumes that Poseidon is the one who has taken the master bolt, so Zeus makes sure to let him know that the master bolt needs to be returned to Mount Olympus by the summer solstice or he will declare war on Poseidon. Of course Poseidon is shocked that he would even be accused of such a thing.
Crossing The Threshold
Percy decides he has to save the day, and sets out on a quest to find the master bolt, which is supposedly held in Hades’s captivity in the Underworld. Percy has so much bravery and courage to go somewhere that’s named the Underworld. Obviously going somewhere scary like that, you need companions to help you, Percy’s were, Grover his best friend, and Annabeth, who is a demi-goddess and daughter of Athena. They take many different transportation systems to get to Los Angeles from New York. Taking many stops, they came to points were they had to battle monsters, such as vicious Medusa.
The Path of Trials
After traveling all of the way to the Underworld, Percy learns that Hades doesn’t have the master bolt, and that he is also missing his symbol of power. Hades automatically starts thinking that Percy stole both of the powers, and that his father just wants a lot of power. After Hades starts thinking that, the magic bolt somehow magically appears in Percy’s bag, which causes a huge blow up. The three friends escape the wrath of Hades, but then run into Ares, the God of War, they discover from her that she stole the two symbols of power from the original thief in the first place. Ares also told them that she was tempted by the possibility at starting the on of the biggest conflicts of all time, between Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon, which would have been terrible. Percy and Ares then battle, wounding Ares, Percy was able to leave with the helm of darkness. Percy then returns the Helm of Darkness to Hades then heads back to New York, where he gets to Mount Olympus on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building, where he also meets Poseidon and Zeus for the first time. Percy tells them everything that he knows/suspects.
Master of Two Worlds
Finally meeting his father for the first time, Poseidon tells Percy how proud of him he is. Percy lived as a hero that summer at Camp Half-Blood, but now he has to decide if he wants to stay there year round, or go back and stay with him mother for 7th grade year. While procrastinating on this decision, he is dragged into the woods by one of his Half-Blooded friends, Luke, where he confesses that he was the original thief of the two power symbols. Luke vanishes after saying that awful news, and leaves Percy in the woods with a scorpion bite, which he nearly dies for. He was luckily found and taken to safety. After that event, Percy decides to go stay with his mother for 7th grade year.