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Percy Jackson and the Olympians

             This graduating paper deals with an American series entitled Percy Jackson and the Olympians, often shortened to just Percy Jackson, is a pentalogy of adventure and fiction books written by Rick Riordan. More than 20 million copies of the books have been sold in more than 35 countries. The whole series tells us about a twelve-year-old dyslexic ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) boy, Percy Jackson. The series focuses on ancient Greek mythology. Every book follows Percy Jackson's adventures with his point of view.
             The first book of the series is The Lightning Thief, was published in 2005 and has been sold over 1.2 million copies in its first four years. It was adapted into a film by Chris Columbus and 20th Century Fox, under the title Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief on February 12, 2010. It mainly described how Percy finds out his true identity as a demigod and how he accepts it by finishing the quest given by the Gods. This first installment of the series is based on Perseus' heroics.
             The continuance of the series also has certain similiraity with ancient Greek mythology. The second book, The Sea of Monsters, is based on Odysseus' story, The Odyssey. The third installment, The Titan's Curse based on legendary Heracles' (or Hercules') story. Theseus' adventure becomes the base for the fourth book, The Battle of the Labyrinth. The last part of the series, The Last Olympian is based on Achilles' epic.
             Hamartia (Ancient Greek: ἁμαρτία), according to http://www.biblehub.com literally means a failing to hit the mark (see ἁμαρτάνω in Greek writings, Aeschylus and Thucydides down). In tragedy drama this word means a personal error in a protagonist's personality that brings about his tragic downfall in a tragedy. This defect in a hero's personality is also known as a 'tragic flaw' (http://literarydevices.net/hamartia/). In 'Poetics' this word is often used by Aristotle to define wrongdoings which may be accidental or deliberate.

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