A Marxist approach on the movie Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

2022 IJRSE – Volume 11 Issue 7
Special Issue on Monographs and Dissertations

Available Online:  8 November 2022


Lu, Hayden
University of Mindanao, Philippines (iamhaydensity@gmail.com)


One of the key significances of mythology is to propose a precept for living. For ages, authors have been utilizing mythology as fantasy fiction to demonstrate the triumph of good over evil. This research study subjects to identify social issues that can be derived from the mythological movie Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief of Chris Columbus in correlation to the present society. The aim of this study is to discover the social issues in the film and find out how do these revealed social issues influence the lives of the people in this present society. Anchored with Marxism approach, this study used in-depth interviews and a focus group discussion as methods of gathering data for the study. This research study revealed that social issues are widely spread even in the present time. As it starts from an individual, it creates a connection that affects single entity to many. The study participants’ point of view lets them unlock realizations and discover knowledge regarding the social issues they witnessed and experienced. Finally, this study would be helpful by some means to the future researchers who are interested to conduct a study related to discovering a literature’s societal impact and analyzing the social meanings presented by its creator. Films like this (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief) can be a great help to the people as its audience to deliver message and convey meaning for the benefit of the society.

Keywords: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Marxism, social issues, phenomenology, Philippines


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.353

Cite this article:
Lu, H. (2022). A Marxist approach on the movie Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(7), 223-260. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.353