I observed that Nico is not a very forgiving person. No matter how hard Percy tries to help him and how many times he apologized, Nico will not forgive him.
I observed that Grover is a very determined person because he won't give up on his quest for Pan. Grover doesn't want to lose his searchers license.
I observed that Rachel is very kind, helpful, and brave because it is very dangerous for her to enter the Labyrinth but she did it anyway to help Percy and Annabeth.
I observed that Daedalus is very helpful to Percy by giving him the whistle but he is also selfish for because he gave Ariadne's string to Luke because Luke promised him freedom.
Daedalus gives up very easily because he says he can't save the camp because he thinks it's almost impossible.
I predict that Grover will find Pan because he feels the presence of him. (310)
I predict Kronos will lead the attack because Percy saw him. It surprised me how Kronos looks like Luke.(324)
Percy and Annabeth are very brave for accepting such a dangerous quest. There was so many dangerous obstacles in the Labyrinth but they did it anyway. Now they are back at camp half blood fighting against Kronos' army.(330)
It surprised me when Percy and Annabeth were fighting Kampe and then were saved by Daedalus with Mrs. O' Leary. I thought Daedalus had given up on saving the camp.
I was very surprised when Briares came back to help the camp. I thought he had also given up like Daedalus. (330)
I observed that Daedalus is very brave even though he gave up very easily before. He still came back in the end to help save camp half blood. He even died so that the Labyrinth would die with him and the part of Kronos' army still in the Labyrinth would become trapped. (334)
Theories and Conclusions
The Battle of the Labyrinth
Because Percy Jackson knows what he believes, decisions that would be difficult for others are quite simple for him. The decisions are however noxious because they are dangerous. His choice may be hard but to him, he knows the right choice so it makes it an easy choice for him. The path Percy chooses is the one that is more dangerous. He could die according to Percy’s prophecy. But he is willing to do it anyway to save all his friends and family and even the gods on Olympus. Percy is brave enough to risk his life to save others.
In the book, the hardest but yet the easiest choice he must make is to join Kronos’ army and possibly rule Olympus, or try to save Olympus and risk dying. He knows the right choice is to save Olympus which makes the decision easy, but the path must take is hard to fulfill. Taking the choice to risk your life is very common for heroes. It is also common for some heroes to choose the wrong path to save themselves. But that is not like Percy. When other people are insubordinate to the gods. They are disobedient. Some people unlike Percy believe in their own propositions. They believe that the gods don’t care about their children. They do not obey the gods. Percy takes any chance he can have to fight for his beliefs. He has very profound feelings about Olympus. When many people have given up and lost hope and joined Kronos’ army, Percy is still fighting and so are his friends, humans or demigods.
Another choice Percy must take, is whether to risk the life of his mortal friend. She can see through the mist and get through the Labyrinth without them having to get Adriana’s string which is harder to do. The mortal friend Percy knows is Rachel Elizabeth Dare. The decision to ask Rachel for help would be baffling but he knew it is the right choice to ask her knowing he could possibly save Olympus with her help. Rachel is a nonchalant girl. She is different from most people because she is usually relaxed. Percy met her for the first time when he was being chased the previous year by skeletons working for Kronos. She saved him by giving him some time to run away from them. Percy later went to the same school as her and recognized her and they became friends.
Percy asks her if she can come in the Labyrinth to help guide them through it, also knowing her life would be at risk. Rachel is Percy’s only choice because she is the only mortal he knows that can see through the mist. It is also Rachel’s decision to make. She knows her life would be at risk as well. But she wants to help Percy. She leads them through the Labyrinth. When she decided that, it took her a few seconds to come to a decision. It seemed like a hard choice to make, but it became easy because she knew the right path to take since she is brave. They do however run into some deadly situations but they get out of them quickly.
Because Percy Jackson knows what he believes, decisions that would be difficult for others are quite simple for him because he always knows the right path.
"I just need more time" Grover pleaded. This quote shows that Grover is determined to find Pan and doesn't want to have his dream tossed away.
"Our spies report success, my lord" (81). This quote makes me think that there are spies in Camp Half-Blood. I predict that Quintus is a spy.
"We all know who should lead this, Annabeth'. I knew Annabeth has been waiting for her own quest since she was a little girl, but she looked nervous"(68). This quote shows that Annabeth knows all the dangers of the labyrinth and isn't sure if she should do this quest.
On page 206, Percy is an unreliable narrator because he was unconscious on that page. On the page, he said that he was going very high, and falling like a comet, when before, that, he said that he was about to go unconscious
Annabeth is becoming a round character because she is getting more in the spotlight. On page 227, she missed Percy and was happy to she him after 2 weeks. A page later, she was angry because Percy said that he got "lost" and he knew he was lying. This makes Annabeth a round character because she is changing.
Rachel Elizabeth Dare, is becoming a round character because she is getting more involved in the story. On page 248, she agreed to help Percy and Annabeth on there quest to find the workshop of the labyrinth. This makes her round because she is getting more involved with the story.
Percy is worried because he has made a bet that is almost impossible to do! Percy bet that he could clean the horse stables before sunset to earn him and his friend's freedom. However the stables are very dirty and almost impossible to do. Percy really does not want top lose his friends!(pg 152)
Percy is sad because there were many deaths in his camp because of the battle. Many of those people were Percy's friends, and this would make him feel bad. This could effect the story because Percy might want revenge for his friends!(pg 337)
Nico is angry because his sister, who is dead, did not contact him when she had the chance! Bianca, who is Nico's sister, died a few months ago. Nico went looking for her, but never found her. Nico found out that Bianca had been contacting some one, and to make it worse, it was the person responsible for her death! This makes Nico angry. (pg 166-167)
On page 252, Percy is an unreliable narrator because he is not experiencing something. The character, Rachel, claims that she sees a dim light on the floor that leads the way in a maze. Percy can not see this light however, so he is unreliable.
Rohit hoobraj 1-23-2015
Sometimes death is not the ultimate punishment. Some characters in the battle of the labyrinth prove this. In my essay I will explain this.
One of the characters who proves this is Calypso. She proves this because she has a fate that is very horrible. The fates send her a hero that she can not help but fall for. But here is the cruel part the fates always send her a hero who can not stay and who can not accept her offer for companionship and immortality. So she is constantly put through men who she can not help but fall for but they have no choice but to leave her. Could you imagine having your heart broken over and over again knowing that the next person you see you will love them but know that they must leave you. And she is also trapped on her island home Ogygia and the island is magically enchanted so that no man can ever find the island Ogygia twice. She even tells percy that she loves him and that the only way he could help her is to stay. Text proves this because in the story it states “ You could stay with me percy. I’m afraid that is the only way you could help me”.
Unfortunately percy has no choice but to leave her showing that sometimes the fates can be cruel now lets show the next person who proves my theory that sometimes death is not the ultimate punishment.
The next character that proves this is Daedalus. Yes the greek craftsman who made the labyrinth in the first place. He has no choice but to live forever. The reason for this is that he murdered his nephew perdix and he had no choice but to cheat death by using a scroll that perdix made so that a man would not have to die. He also needed to do this because king minos became a judge of the dead. Minos hounded daedalus in his life because he helped theseus kill the minotaur, had his daughter flee with theseus and made him look like a fool of the land including in his own kingdom. In the end minos was killed by the princesses of the kingdom of kamikos. But he became a judge of the dead so once daedalus died he would have a horrible torture await him in the underworld. But daedalus found a way to prolong his life. He became a automaton by transferring his animus(the soul in another form) into a machine. He then lived for a long time and has gone through five automaton bodies with his only companion a hell hound. But he had to hide and live in the terrible creation he made the labyrinth. But in the end he realized that he had to face judgement for his crimes and make sure the labyrinth could not be used by evil. And the only way to destroy the labyrinth entirely is to to kill daedalus since the labyrinth is connected to his life force. So he finally was able to rest but he had to live with the guilt for what he had done for years. But there is an even worse fate than this and I am still wondering if this person deserved it or not
The final character from the battle of the labyrinth that proves that death is not the ultimate punishment is luke castellan. He is one of the major antagonists of the percy jackson series. But his fate is something that I would not wish upon my greatest enemy. His ordeal was that he had to become the host of the titan king kronos. Now imagine that your body has been hijacked and you can only watch and just cry at the horrible things that this person is doing with your body that is what happened to luke. But he is being controlled by the son of the mother of all evil and this guy also ruled the world at one point so that really sets the guy as someone you do not one to mess with. But this is unfortunately what kronos planned to do with luke from the very beginning use him as a pawn so he could finally walk this earth again and destroy the gods of olympus. But what is really bad is that luke would not even have done this if his father at the least came and helped him just a little bit and showed that he cared about him instead of just watching him suffer. But that is how the gods are they have to have minimal contact with their demigod children that is the rule. But that rule created all of these problems. This is how luke’s punishment was worse than death and in all honesty I think that he would welcome death at this point right now
Death is bad it means the end of your life and you can not do anything but hope that your family and friends will live on without you. But these tortures would make even the strongest person beg for death. Because this is worse than death.
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