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The Lightning Thief

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Table of Contents
Characters
Setting
Problem
Point of View
Plot
Climax
Resolution
Author's Message
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Characters

Percy- Percy is a boy with black hair and blue eyes. Percy is important to the story because he is the prime suspect in the stealing of Zeus's lightning bolt, and Zeus and Posiden are about to have a war over it. He is brave and powerful. Percy shows that he is brave by fighting all of the demons that are trying to kill him. He is also brave because he accepted the quest of going to the underworld and retrieving Zeus's lightning bolt when nobody thought he would come back. Percy is powerful because he fought many monsters such as Madusa and the Minotaur and killed them all. He is also powerful because his dad is one of the most powerful gods. Percy would rather get into fights every day and get noticed than get ignored by everybody.
Annabeth- Annabeth is important in the book because she goes on the quest with Percy to get the lightning bolt back to Zeus because they are bout to have a war about who stole his lightning bolt. She is also important because she is one of Percy's friends because she said if the gods ever had a war she would fight on his side because he is her friend. She is also important because she is like Percy a half blood she is the daughter of the god Athena.
Grover- Grover is a satyr, which is half goat, half man. He is the person who protects Percy from the demons even though Percy is the one who is fighting all the demons. Grover is important in the book because he helps Percy get the lightning bolt of Zeus, and he is Percy's best friend.
Clarisse- Clarisse is a bully. She is the daughter of Ares god of war. She is mean to Percy.
Chiron- Chiron is important in the book because he helped Percy fight his first demon Mrs. Dodds by giving him the sword to slay her. he is also important because he gives Percy the quest and he sends him to the oracle.
Luke- Luke is important to the story because he pretended to be Percy's friend and help him but he was a bad guy. He is the son of Hermes. He was teaching Percy how to be a good swordsman. He is also important to the story because he is one of Percy's friends when he is in camp half-blood and helps him fit in by stealing things for him in the beginning.
Poseidon- He is the God of the sea and Percy's father.
Zeus- Brother of Poseidon God of the sky. His thunderbolt was stolen by Luke.
Hades- God of dead and underworld. One of the 3 great gods.

Setting

The story takes place during modern times and the Greek gods move to the most populated places in the US and know they are over the Empire State building. This mostly takes place in New York City. Percy is on a quest so he goes to a lot of different places. This could be a place in our time because New York City is real and so are the other places Percy goes to on his quest, except for the Underworld, Zeus's palace and camp Half Blood Hill. this story takes place in about 2-3 months, we know that because the story started ate the end of the story started at the end of the school year and ended at the starting of the next school year. The setting is important to the story because Percy has to go to Camp Half Blood to find his true potential.

Problem

Someone has stole Zeus's Master Lightning bolt and it's up to Percy, Annabeth and Grover to get it back. If it wasn't returned before the summer solstice, there would be a war between the Gods. What Percy had tried to do to resolve the conflict was to go on a quest to find the lightning bolt. He does this because Zeus blamed Percy for stealing it.

Point of View

The person telling the story is Percy Jackson. This story is in first person. The point of view affects the reader because then you know less about other people. It also affects the reader because you know more about what Percy is thinking and feeling. If it was in third person, we wouldn't know what Percy was thinking and feeling. Also, if it was told by a narrator, we would know what every character was doing at that time, not just what Percy saw.

Plot

Percy, was expelled from six schools. Learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood. where he meets a satyr and the demigod daughter of Athena they join him in a journey to the Underworld to retrieve Zeus's lightning bolt to prevent war! Percy does not have a normal life because he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon.

Climax

The climax of the story is when the Master Bolt appears in his backpack. Thanks to Ares, Hades's Helm and the bolt appears in his backpack and he hardly gets out of the underworld alive. Luke had made the flying shoes that he gave Percy, but Percy then gave them to Grover because he didn't have a magical thing with him. The shoes made Grover speed to get the Underworld and Percy and Annabeth follow him. The anticlimax occured at the end of the story, when Percy gave Zeus back his Lightning Bolt, not that he took it in the first place, Hades did, wanting his helm back.

Resolution

The resolution was when Percy brought the lightning bolt back to Zeus so that there was no huge war. this affected Percy because he didn't cause a war. Percy, Annabeth, and grover contributed to the resolution. Annabeth and grover helped Percy get through the quest to the underworld and helped him get the lightning bolt back to Zeus.

Author's Message

The author is trying to say that important things are worth fighting for. The author made this the message because maybe he had something important and he fought for it. The author believes in family because Percy really went to the underworld to find him mom. This show how he was willing to risk his life to save someone he loved.