A major example that makes Jackson a romantic hero is his major duty as a demigod, to help Gods on a quest. One of his most unforgettable quests is going to retrieve the Greek god Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt. While trying to retrieve the stolen lightning bolt, Jackson had to save his mom from the heartless Greek god Hades. Even on top of the two quests Jackson must be able to complete both of them in ten days or less. Being the brilliant romantic hero he is, Jackson was able to complete both tasks in a timely matter.
These samples help show the reasonableness is accepted as a romantic hero. Romantic heroes must in some way be aided on a quest in some sort. Jackson thankfully was aided on his quest by his good friend Grover and his friend/lover Enabled. Also by his side was his magical sword riptide and the well-minded Greek gods. Although some people may say Jackson can’t be a romantic hero if he had multiple people by his side, they must know that Jackson intended going on this quest alone, but was followed and forced to let his friends come along.
Ordain, 2005, p. 146-150) So, by throwing that logic in as a reason to not believe Jackson does not qualify as a romantic hero is wrong. With these cases Jackson is becoming closer and closer to being fully known as a romantic hero. Somehow supernatural events have to occur to seal the argument even more. Throughout all the novels in each series theirs a magical force called the “Mist’. The “Mist” twists a mortal’s sight from seeing a monster, god, or other magical items to things that will be taken as normal. For instance,
Jackson’s magical sword would be changed into a baseball bat through mortal eyes. (Camp Half-blood, 2014) Another way supernatural events are shown through Jackson is his ability to heal himself and others using water. With the connection of his father being the sea god Jackson is able to use this power and advantage to help himself and others. For example, Jackson used this power to heal Jason in “The Mark of Athena. ” There’s also a fast healing drink that can cure any sickness called ambrosia. (Ordain, 2012, p. 1-292) Showing again another characteristic of Jackson being a romantic hero. In order to be any hero you must be able to past all test, but as a romantic hero you must gain insight or wisdom simultaneously. Jackson did this by finding and returning Zeus stolen lightning bolt. As well as saving his mother from the Greek god Hades. Individuals may say, what about Jackson gaining wisdom from all his quest. Well if they may ask, through all his battles and quest that Jackson experienced he was able to learn how to use his rowers more effectively for his better good.