Imagine killing a teacher whom you had known for your whole life; however, it has turned to a freaky-looking monster. Creepy, right? Percy Jackson has made many tough decisions and choices throughout the exposition of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Yet, some have benefited him such as killing his algebra teacher, and some put him to more danger like how he abandoned Grover rudely.
In page 29 of chapter three, Percy abandoned Grover as he went to the bathroom. Unquestionably, this was a terrible decision which certainly puts Percy in more danger as he is now alone, and it seems like Grover knows something Percy does not. Furthermore, Percy broke the promise he made with Grover which was to wait for him after he finishes his business. This action was disrespectful to Grover and very rude. Percy should have waited for Grover, even if he is acting creepy. According to the article from SkillsYouNeed, Recognising and Managing Emotions, making decisions is about awareness and giving yourself time to think. Percy clearly did not think about himself or Grover’s feelings. As you can see, this decision was very irresponsible.
In page 12-13 of chapter one, Percy fearlessly killed his algebra teacher, Mrs. Dodds, which definitely is a very astute action of bravery and courage. Clearly, and without doubt, this was a very wise choice. To begin with, it prevented Percy’s death and maybe even others, but it does seem like Mrs. Dodds was just coming for Percy. However, on the other hand, it was extremely dangerous for Percy to follow Mrs. Dodds, especially when he witnessed her instantaneously “teleported”. “How’d she get there so fast?” was Percy’s thought in page 10, which shows his doubt and question for Mrs. Dodds. Therefore, Percy should have known something is going wrong as of Percy’s previous incidents in the schools he had been expelled from before. In Recognising and Managing Emotions, it mentions “to be aware of those of others.” Forget about Mrs. Dodds turning into a monster, but seeing Mrs. Dodds calling Percy after he had a fight with Nancy Bobofit and how she instantly “teleports” in the museum is a pretty straightforward signal for to be careful of the teacher. Even though Percy basically walked into the conflict, he did manage to kill Mrs. Dodds valiantly, however.
In conclusion, Percy has made many decisions throughout the book which some helped him save his life, yet some just put him in more danger. After all, he did kill his math teacher which shows certain cleverness and decision-making. To answer the previous question, yes it is very creepy, but very brave.