Percy and His Emotions
In this writing I will be going over dealing with emotions, ADHD and how to look at it, and how they relate to the popular book, Percy Jackson.
In Percy Jackson, Percy deals with ADHD and his emotions. This causes many problems with his life and visibly affects the storyline. I will be referencing and quoting from two articles for the duration of this writing. These articles are called “New Ways to Look at ADHD” and “Self-Management/Dealing with emotions”, along with the book itself for references.
In the book, Percy is dealing with his emotions as shown in the book, “I started feeling cranky and irritable all the time”. He then goes on to explain that his emotions are affecting his school life, as shown by his lower average grades. In the article about dealing with emotions, it shows many ways do deal with things like this, like asking yourself if you are okay, and how you can get help. Later, in the part where Percy pushes Nancy in the well, he was doing that in a kind of rage, without thinking logically. Thinking logically in situations like this, whilst also keeping your emotions in mind is the key to making a good decision, as shown in the Newsela article, “The best decisions are made with both logic, and emotion.”
Another thing affecting Percy’s mental health is expectations put on him by his teachers. A good example of this is Mr. Brunner, as shown in the book when he was talking about Mr. Brunner, when he says, “Mr. Brunner always expected the best from me.”. His other teachers, Like his math teacher.
Percy’s ADHD comes up in the book when he is confronting his math teacher, “My doctor says this is part of my ADHD”. His ADHD can affect his emotions and decisions without him having any way to stop it. This affects the story and his life with emotion management issues. “There is no one normal brain” (Newsela’s article on ADHD), this quote shows that having ADHD is normal, and people with ADHD are not better or worse than people without.
Along with other problems, Percy also has some personal family problems. For example, he never met his father, because he left to go out to sea and never came back. The result of this is that his mom got a new boyfriend that would sit around all day and invade Percy’s personal space. His anger wasn’t directly at his stepfather, but at his biological father for leaving, as shown, “I felt angry at my father”. This may be a reason why he struggles with his anger on an everyday basis. He clearly has been told advice and help before. “I tried to stay cool, my councilor had told me 1000 times.”
It is clear Percy has personal and emotional problems that persist throughout the story and affect his life and can make some big changes. This does not mean that he can’t be helped, there are many ways to help him, he just has to make those choices. In total I think the articles I chose were good picks and apply to him in most ways.
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