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歡迎光臨 [編號33]
林威老師的英文百寶箱
主題: 神火之賊
波西傑克森—神火之賊是奇幻小說《波西傑克森》系列當中的第一集,內容綜合了現代社會與古希臘文化,描述主角混血人波西傑克森被誤認為是偷閃電火的人,羊男保護他到混血營,並且與兩名同伴展開一場冒險。
Are the gods truly immortal?
Percy Jackson
情節
波西傑克森是十二歲男孩,天生過度活躍症閱讀障礙,遭到多間學校開除學籍。在一次博物館遭到復仇女神攻擊,他的學校好友格羅佛,實際身分是守護者羊男,告知波西的母親一同趕往混血營。當他們開往混血營,遭受牛頭人彌諾陶的襲擊,母親而被捉住。她化為一陣金光消失無蹤,喪母的波西和格羅佛奮力脫離險境。
波西清醒且察覺自己身處在混血營,一個隱密訓練
天神與凡人所生的混血人營區。之後,波西移至商旅及醫藥之神的荷米斯小屋暫住,由荷米斯之子路克所負責照料。在一場奪旗比賽,波西遭到戰神阿瑞斯之女克蕾莎攻擊。當波西碰觸到河水醫治了傷口,同時在他頭頂顯示了代表海神波塞頓的三叉戟符號。波塞頓認親之舉動,等同於他打破天帝宙斯和冥王黑帝斯二次世界大戰協約,因三大主神的孩子力量過於強大,協定不再生下任何混血人。正巧宙斯閃電火遭竊,混血營營區主任半人馬奇戎相信波西,認定是黑帝斯所偷。但宙斯認為波塞頓打破誓約,指使波西偷走想引起大戰,僅混血人能自由出入奧林帕斯山
波西要十天內趕在
夏至找出閃電火,到小屋請求德爾非神諭的預言指示,隨同雅典娜之女安娜貝斯和守護羊男格羅佛,前至通往冥界的入口洛杉磯,離開前路克贈予一雙飛天鞋。旅途中,遭遇眾多怪物的襲擊,如蛇髮女妖梅杜莎,也受到海精靈的幫助贈予珍珠,以及巧遇戰神阿瑞斯,他告訴波西他母親仍活著。在他們接近塔耳塔羅斯的深洞,路克的鞋卻失控欲把格羅佛差點拖進。來到冥界見到黑帝斯,卻得知冥王的黑暗之舵和閃電火一樣遭到偷竊。波西意識到他被阿瑞斯栽贓,閃電火就在他的背包裡。
波西被迫踩破珍珠,逃離冥界失去救出母親的機會。珍珠包覆泡沫冒出海岸,在海邊決戰天神
阿瑞斯擊敗成功。 阿瑞斯歸還黑暗之舵讓波西給黑帝斯。波西趕到紐約帝國大廈六百樓,奧林帕斯山的現址所在,將閃電火交遞給宙斯,阻止一場天神大戰。宙斯接收閃電火後,波西回到營區,揭露路克是真正的神火之賊的實情,為得是正準備替即將重生的泰坦之王克羅諾斯的陰謀鋪路。他召出有毒蠍子差點讓波西致命,奇戎治癒波西,而後第一年夏令營結束波西回到母親身邊,準備另一所學校就讀。
與改編電影相異之處
  • 小說裡主角波西傑克森是12歲的男孩,而電影波西是17歲的青年。
  • 小說裡楊西學校是間寄宿學校,電影則是普通的中學。
  • 小說裡復仇女神道斯老師是黑帝士派出監視波西多年的數學老師,電影中則是宙斯派出拿回閃電火的英文代課老師。小說中,道斯老師是復仇三女神之一,祂的另外兩個姊妹也有出現,電影中祂們的戲份被刪除了。
  • 小說裡主角波西傑克森的武器波濤劍是一枝筆,需要打開筆蓋方可變成,而電影則需要按鈕。
  • 波西在原著中並不曉得他父親是波塞頓,進入混血營先暫時住在荷米斯小屋(原著裡未受到確認的混血人,皆是住在荷米斯小屋裡),而電影則馬上被告知他是波塞頓之子,而直接到海神小屋。
  • 小說中,描述荷米斯小屋擁擠,電影裡的卻有大型遊戲機,顯得寬敞。
  • 小說中,出使任務需得請求女巫神諭的預言指示(電影全部刪除神諭預言內容),電影波西未經允許擅自出發。
  • 波西的死對頭戰神阿瑞斯之女克蕾莎,未在電影裡出現,以及阿瑞斯對戰的橋段亦被刪去,前往冥界旅途上遭遇到怪物也精簡許多,電影改編為尋找三顆逃脫用的珍珠(小說珍珠是海精靈給予的),僅遇上梅杜莎和陷入拉斯維加斯蓮花賭場陷阱,怪物之母厄客德娜之子從喀邁拉換成九頭蛇怪許德拉且厄客德娜未登場,冥界的地獄犬刻耳柏洛斯則被換成其它的地獄犬。
  • 書中,格羅佛穿上飛鞋中了路克的陰謀,而非波西,電影將飛鞋失控的設定完全更改。
  • 小說裡,冥王黑帝斯僅想要失竊的閃電火歸還避免戰爭,然而電影卻是想要閃電火奪取力量。
  • 電影裡,冥后珀瑟芬佔了很重要的角色,甚至擊倒黑帝斯幫助波西們逃脫,小說波西毫無抵抗能力隨即使用珍珠逃脫。
  • 電影裡,路克偷走閃電火,將之藏匿於給予波西的盾牌裡,而小說同樣是路克偷竊,不過是阿瑞斯將閃電火偷放在波西的背包裡。
  • 在小說,波西奮力對抗阿瑞斯,且在海邊成功擊敗天神,然而電影改編成在帝國大廈附近打倒路克。
  • 波西從冥界救出母親的方法也不同於電影。
  • 原著小說最後結局,揭露路克實際是受泰坦克羅諾斯的蠱惑指使,亦是本系列最大的反派,為推翻天神的大戰陰謀鋪路,電影尚未提到。

神火之賊第一英文摘要

Meet Percy Jackson. He is twelve years old, and he decides to tell us the story of his past year. On the first day of summer, just after his sixth-grade year, Percy discovers that something is wrong with him. Or rather, something is right with him. He learns that he is a half-blood: half-human, half-god. He is taken to Camp Half-Blood in New York, a camp for kids just like him that is safe from monsters that like to attack half-bloods.

At camp, Percy learns more information about himself: his father is Poseidon, god of the Sea and brother to Zeus and Hades. When Zeus's master bolt (the thing that allows him to create lightning whenever he wants) is stolen, Poseidon is blamed for the theft. Zeus tells Poseidon that the master bolt must be returned to Mount Olympus by the summer solstice, or else he will declare war on Poseidon. Poseidon is miffed that his brother Zeus would even accuse him of such a thing.

Percy sets out on a quest to retrieve Zeus's master bolt, which is believed to be in Hades's captivity in the Underworld. Helping Percy are Grover, his BFF, and Annabeth, a smart demi-goddess and daughter of Athena. The three take a bus, a train, a truck, and a taxi cab to make their way across America, from New York to Los Angeles, where the gates of the Underworld are located. They stop in St. Louis, Denver, and Las Vegas along the way. During their quest, they battle vicious monsters like Medusa, they find disaster on the observation deck of the Gateway Arch, they are tricked by the god of war (Ares), they nearly lose their memories in an enchanted Vegas casino, and they are almost stretched to death.

Once in the Underworld, Percy finds that Hades does not have Zeus's master bolt, and he is missing his own symbol of power: the helm of darkness. Hades accuses Percy of stealing both the master bolt and the helm of darkness for his father, Poseidon. He accuses Poseidon of being power-hungry. To make things worse, the master bolt magically appears in Percy's backpack while he is talking to Hades.

After escaping Hades's wrath, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover encounter Ares, the god of war, on the Santa Monica beach. Percy questions Ares and discovers that Ares stole the master bolt and helm of darkness from the original thief (whose name we don't yet know). Ares has been tempted by the possibility of sparking one of the biggest wars of all time between the Big Three: Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon. Percy and Ares battle it out on the beach, and Percy wounds Ares, winning the helm of darkness. Ares curses Percy.

Percy returns the helm of darkness to Hades and takes a plane to New York City where he finds Mount Olympus on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building. Percy meets Poseidon and Zeus for the first time and tells them everything that he knows and suspects. He tells them that he believes Kronos, king of the Titans who ruled in the age before the Greek gods, is getting ready to wage war on the Olympians (the Greek gods and goddesses). Percy has been having dreams about Kronos in which Kronos talks to him. Zeus doesn't want to hear it. Poseidon tells Percy that he is proud of him and that he must make a choice when he goes home to his mom's apartment in Queens, NY.

That summer at Camp Half-Blood, Percy has a great time living the life of a hero. He procrastinates making a decision about whether he will stay at Camp Half-Blood year round, or whether he will go home and live with his mom in Queens.

On the last day of camp, Percy is lured into the woods by his friend, Luke. Luke confesses to Percy that he was the original thief of the master bolt and the helm of darkness. He tells Percy that he serves Kronos and that Kronos is planning to defeat the Olympians and get rid of them. Luke vanishes, leaving a deadly scorpion to sting Percy. Percy nearly dies from this scorpion bite, but is rescued by wood nymphs who take him to safety. Percy's teacher, Chiron, nurses him back to health. Percy decides to go home and live with his mother for his seventh-grade year.