"Spending money on cigars that made me nauseous, and on beer, of course. Always beer. Whenever I was home, he expected me to provide his gambling funds. He called that our "guy secret." Meaning, if I told my mom, he would punch my lights out." pg.31. This means that Percy and Gabe don't get along
Chapter 5. Character vs. Nature
"The story made me feel hollow, and guilty too...I wondered, if I'd acted differently, could I have saved my mother?" pg. 115. Percy feels guilty and bad about himself
Chapter 6. Character vs. Technology.
"Half-Blood Hill. Summer camp for brats like you. 'Be a better influence,' he told me. 'Work with youths rather than tearing them down.' Ha! Absolutely unfair." pg.70. Dionysus doesn't like the camp.
Chapter 8. Character vs. Character
"My mother was gone. The whole world should be black and cold. Nothing should look beautiful." pg.59. Percy doesn't like the way nature looks after his mother died
"water blasted out of the toilet again, hitting Clarisse straight in the face so hard it pushed her down onto her butt. The water stayed on her like the spray from a fire hose, pushing her backward into a shower stall." pg.91. The toilets are attacking Clarisse.
"Luke showed me thrusts and parries the hard way. With every swipe, I got a little more battered and bruised." pg.109. Luke is showing Percy how to fight the hard way.