Analysis Of Hazel Levesque's 'Great Prophecy'

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Hazel Levesque, who is a daughter of Pluto, was born with the power of wealth. All of her life, her power has been a curse. She had been selected to be one of the seven in the Great Prophecy. Now, the seven are half way through their quest and we follow Hazel’s perspective throughout the book. This essay will discuss her character’s development throughout the story. The story begins with Hazel feeling homesick and unsafe. Before Percy Jackson had plummeted to the pits of Tartarus, he had warned Hazel of an upcoming threat that she would have to face at the House of Hades. He hadn’t had the chance to get into specifics, leaving Hazel feeling uneasy about only knowing a glimpse of her future. Nico, her brother and son of Hades, had also sensed …show more content…
“She wasn’t sure why she felt so strongly about it, but since leaving Rome, the crew had started to lose its cohesion. They’d been learning to work as a team. Then bam… their two most important members fell into Tartarus. Percy had been their backbone. He’d given them confidence… As for Annabeth – she’d been the de facto leader of the quest… She was the smartest of the seven, the one with the answers.” (Page 8) Hazel trusted that Percy and Annabeth would help them complete their quest. Without them, she was left with four other demigods thinking the same thing. Losing the best teammates in a group can take a toll on its members. “The word used over and over when a team is failing is “lack.”” This group was lacking a strategist, a leader and their beacon of hope. http://www.inc.com/sylvia-lafair/top-10-reasons-why-teams-fail-and-what-you-can-do-to-stay-strong.html
The story doesn’t leave you hanging for a very long time. Almost right after she is done doubting her quest, they are attacked and she prays to her father. “Please, dad, she found herself praying. I have to find a way to your temple in Greece – the House of Hades. If you’re down there, show me what to do.”(Page 10) Hazel loathes her father; she blames him for her curse of a power. For her to pray to her father, she is
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“She became the mother of the monster, the Minotaur, and second the maze.” In this version, Daedalus has already perished and the labyrinth is dying. “She didn’t know how Pasiphae planned to “deal” with them,… but she straightened her back and tried to look confident.” (Page 539) After her first test, she had used very little magic and she almost passed out. She knew she had to use a lot more this time around, yet she tries to look confident. She started at a tantrum and changed gears as soon as she had to. Pasiphae had warned her that she had 12 minutes to defeat her or else her friends, Percy and Annabeth, would die. Knowing this, throughout the battle she knew she had one job and she put her all into it. She didn’t have time to be scared, or to cry, or to wait for her team to come save

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