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louie411 | eNoter

Posted December 6, 2012 at 2:27 AM via web

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What are some physical traits of Annabeth in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 7, 2012 at 3:42 AM (Answer #1)

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As the daughter of Athena, Annabeth Chase possesses grace, beauty, and wit that illuminates Percy's adventures throughout the novel.  When Percy first encounters Annabeth after his traumatic episode with the minotaur, he peers up at her in the golden light and sees a "pretty girl with golden hair, curled like a princess's" (56).  Later, Percy observes that Annabeth is probably close to his age, only a few inches taller, but "a whole lot more athletic looking" (63).  He compares her to a "stereotypical California girl," except for the startling contrast of her eyes, which are an intense gray color.  Annabeth is both strong and cunning, both of which she proves in the camp training games like 'capture the flag.' While not a physical trait, Annabeth also frequently wears her 'magic' Yankees cap which does contribute to her overall physical appearance while on the adventure. 

 

 

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parama9000 | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted December 31, 2013 at 4:09 AM (Answer #2)

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Annabeth is the daughter of Athena, who embodies wit. She is cunning in the camp games such as capturing flags.

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parama9000 | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 21, 2014 at 7:48 AM (Answer #3)

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She potentially could be stronger than most other girls from her age, other than that she should be more or less the same.

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