"I wondered , if I'd acted differently, could i have saved my mother?" -Page 115 Percy wonders if he could have saved his mother by being like the demigod girl. Daughter of Zeus.
Chapter 2 Character vs Technology
"...Clarisse kept coming... she thrust her sword at me... I blocked it with my shield, and broke her speer in half like a twig." -Page 122 Percy fights off the Ares cabin, including Clarisse and wins.
Chapter 3 Character vs Nature
"She didn't mention anything about my getting expelled...I tried to sound upbeat about my last days at Yancy academy." - Page 33 The leaders of Yancy, the principles and teachers, removed Percy from Yancy because of the Mrs. Dodds incident.
Chapter 1 Character vs Supernatural
"There was a huge grinding noise under our feet. Black smoke poured from the dashboard and the whole bus filled with a smell like rotten eggs." - Page 25 The bus that Percy and Grover were on broke down on the side of the highway.
"The roof had cracked open like and eggshell and the rain was pouring in. Lightning. That was the only explanation." -Page 48 Gabe's car gets struck by lighting and caught and fire.
"'Die honey!' Mrs.Dodds yelled as she plunged her talons at my chest. Percy fights a supernatural being on the field trip.