PERCY JACKSON’S JOURNEY TO FIND HIS IDENTITY

Dian Natalia, Jenny M. Djundjung

Abstract


Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters are two films that are taken from Rick Riordan’s famous Percy Jackson Series. Percy Jackson series is talking about a sixteen-year-old boy who does not know that he is a demigod and faces problem as a human being. Because he does not know that he is a demigod and faces problem as a human being, he conduct a journey to search his identity. In his journey to search his identity, Percy who has a certain disability as a teenager, can become a hero and save the gods’ world. In this paper, I will reveal the way Percy Jackson finds his identity by taking a journey and makes him become a hero in the world of the gods. I will combine the theory of Joseph Campbell, the hero’s journey, and the theory of Erik Erikson, the identity crisis, to analyze Percy Jackson’s journey to search for his identity. Besides Percy finds his identity in the journey, he also finds himself as a hero

Keywords


Identity crisis, The hero’s journey, Hero

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References


Boeree, C. G. (1997). Personality Theories: Erik Erikson. Retrieved from http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/erikson.html

Campbell, J. (2004). The hero with a thousand faces. Retrieved from http://www.yourskypeschool.com/book_yss_eng/Campbell_Joseph-The_Hero_With_A_Thousand_Faces.pdf

Erikson, E. H. (1968). Identity: Youth and Crisis. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Mc.Leod, S. (2008). Erik Erikson. Retrieved March, 2015 from http://www.simplypsychology.org/Erik-Erikson.html


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