Sunday, January 9, 2011

Percy Jackson and the Olympians; The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Olympians; The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is getting kicked out of school again for fighting when he starts feeling like something is weird in his life. Percy and his mother decide to take a vacation to their favorite beach but when they get there a hurricane starts but it turns out to be a terrible monster chasing them. Percy ends up at Camp Half-Blood where children who were the offspring of a Greek god and a human usually end up. the camp keeps them safe and teaches them how to defend themselves against monsters.
At one point during his training they were having house wars and when Percy steps into the river a trident forms above his head and that marks him as a son of Poseidon. This makes the gods angry and when Zeus' lightning bolt goes missing Percy becomes the number one suspect. now Percy and his new found friends have only ten days to find the bolt and bring it back to Mount Olympus. They have to face monsters, ex-teachers that turned out to be after them, and the evil medusa.
They find the bolt after travelling to Olympus and found out that Percy was framed.

1.How do you think Percy felt when he had to face his dad who had abandoned him?
2.does the fact that Percy automatically blamed for the theft relate to today's judicial system?

10 comments:

Avi D. 7/8 said...

1. He must have felt devastated but he should understand that his dad as a job to do and lets face it Poseidon has many wives and children so Percy is nothing special to him.

2. No I believe they are two unrelated topics. The system does not blame people blindly but asses the case that has all ready been brought up. Justice however is blind.

Nicole H. 7-8 said...

I think it may have been somewhat of a relief for Percy because, finally, he was meeting his real father. I think that the fact that Percy is automatically blamed for theft tells us that our judicial system is quick to jump to conclusion. Instead of keeping an open mind of who the thief was they wasted most of their time trying to catch an innocent boy instead of searching for other possibilities.

Lindsay S. 7-8 said...

Percy had to feel scared that he was facing the man that abandoned his mother and himself.
I agree with Avi on the second question I don't believe the two topics are related.

AnaleeL7-8 said...

1. i think he had to be extremely nervous and scared to see what kind of man would abondon his family.

Ashley B. 1-2 said...

1) I think he was very nervous to finally meet his dad. I think those were calmed a bit with the fact he just made his father proud by proving himself and his father innocent. but I agree with Avi his father has a lot to do so Percy should understand that.
2)No I do not think it relates to our system because we don't just blame people to blame people. We have evidence.

Brandon M. 1-2 said...

First of all, I'd like to congratulate Avi at having the best profile pic of anyone on this site.

Anyways I have answers to your questions...

1. It was probably tough to face your dad, especially when his dad was Zeus! Luckily for Percy, he was without the destructive guilt that his dad had to deal with.

2. I'd say no. I find today's judicial system to be very slow because of the technicalities that are involved with justice in a democratic society. A single trial can take months, and for a finger to point at Percy it takes less than 5 seconds.

Renae G. 1-2 said...

1. He must have felt surprised and shocked but he has to be understanding about his dad.

Natesa W. 7-8 said...

1. Percy probably felt conflicted. He was upset that his dead left him, but at the same time he didn't really have a choice.
2.Yes, I think it does relate a little. Everyone is always biased and before they know they facts they already have decided who is to blame.

Rafiq O. 1-2 said...

2.) Guilty til' proven innocent? No way Jose! Haha, in our modern judicial system I'm pretty sure we gather enough evidence and what not before putting the blame on someone.

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