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Category: Grade 7 Humanities

PERCY JACKSON: CER

Percy Jackson shouldn’t let him being Poseidon’s son stop him from making friends and making close relationships. Evidence to show that Percy is being isolated by being Poseidon’s son is on page #204- #205 where it says (“The next morning, Chiron moved me to cabin three.
I didn’t have to share with anybody. I had plenty of room for all my stuff: The Minotaur’s horn, one set of spare clothes, and a toiletry bag. I got to sit at my own dinner table, pick all my own activities, call “lights out” whenever I felt like it, and not listen to anybody else.
And I was absolutely miserable.” Excerpt From: Rick Riordan. “Lightning Thief, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1).” Apple Books.) This shows that when they found out he was Poseidon’s son they moved him to a cabin by himself where he has nobody to be with making him lonely. He also mentions feelings of isolation. “Just when I’d started to feel accepted, to feel I had a home in cabin eleven and I might be a normal kid—or as normal as you can be when you’re a half-blood—I’d been separated out as if I had some rare disease.” Excerpt From: Rick Riordan. “Lightning Thief, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1).” Apple Books. And according to the article linked on dx it says that having no friends can lead to stress/ anxiety. “In a study of over 100 people, researchers found that people who completed a stressful task experienced a faster recovery when they were reminded of people with whom they had strong relationships.” So this shows that feelings of stress/anxiety can cause people to be less able to complete stressful tasks. This is important because Percy has just taken on a dangerous and secretive task, so if he’s in a stressful situation and he’s lonely and sad as he is he might not be able to perform well enough to stay alive. Even more evidence to support this is that in the same article it says. “Loneliness has long been commonly associated with depression” and according to “healthline.com” says that depression is connected to feelings of hopelessness. So this all connects together because Percy has just accepted a quest that puts his life in danger and him being the son of a celebrity should avoid dying. If he has no friends than he could be in extra danger due too him having feeling of depression and anxiety. And because anxiety causes feelings of hopelessness and a lower danger avoidance instinct he would have a much higher chance of dying during his quest that the balance of the earth hangs in, because as its quoted in the book (“Imagine the world in chaos. Nature at war with itself. Olympians forced to choose sides between Zeus and Poseidon. Destruction. Carnage. Millions dead.”Excerpt From: Rick Riordan. “Lightning Thief, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1).” Apple Books.)
So its very its very important that this mission succeed and that’s why percy should try to make friends at camp half-blood.

vocab + 2 pieces of advice

Vocab

Exacerberate
To make something that is already bad worse:
Elliot was trying top exacerbate the situation by raising his voice

Fortuitous
(of something that is to your advantage) not planned, happening by chance:
The timing of my friends early death was very fortuitous because I was starting to catch feelings for his girlfriend

recalcitrant
(of a person) unwilling to obey orders or to do what should be done, or (of an animal) refusing to be controlled:
Mar is failing classes because he’s recalcitrant during classes.

heinous
very bad and shocking:
Murder is a heinous crime

panacea
something that will slove all problems:
running is not a panacea for all your problems. You have to face them head on

plus:
my two pieces of advice for Percy is:
try not to die. This seems very easy to think of which it is but it pretty relevant. probably because of the fact that he is most likely a very important in this cannon universe that’s probably why the story is about him, and the reasons shown to prove he’s in danger is the dog trying to kill him, the minotaur, and the fact that he’s Posidons son so he is very likely to be attacked.

my other piece of advice is try to make friends. this is because ohs very isolated from people because he’s posidons son so people avoid him and its scientifically proven that loneliness shortens your life span

Vocab

Exacerberate
To make something that is already bad worse:
Elliot was trying top exacerbate the situation by raising his voice

Fortuitous
(of something that is to your advantage) not planned, happening by chance:
The timing of my friends early death was very fortuitous because I was starting to catch feelings for his girlfriend

recalcitrant
(of a person) unwilling to obey orders or to do what should be done, or (of an animal) refusing to be controlled:
Mar is failing classes because he’s recalcitrant during classes.

heinous
very bad and shocking:
Murder is a heinous crime

panacea
something that will slove all problems:
running is not a panacea for all your problems. You have to face them head on

vocabulary words

Dubious:
His level of chess is extraordinary,
It’s a bit dubious how he learned so fast by himself

Tertiary:
The bald eagle is a tertiary consumer

Homogeneous:
All k-pop artists look homogeneous

Kleptomaniac:
The inability to refrain from stealing
I caught my son stealing again, he a kleptomaniac. I. might need to send him to a school for troubled youth

Pyromaniac:
He isn’t allowed to touch the matches because he’s a pyromaniac

6 Word Expression

Hot turf is like green lava

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