The book The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan, illustrates the theme of loyalty. Percy Jackson, a demi-god, saves friends and family from great danger, but the Titan army studies him because he could be their weapon of mass destruction.
Percy is one of the most loyal characters in the book. He is loyal to his loved ones and will do almost anything to save them. In most of the books in the series, he saves a good friend or family member from evil monsters or gods. Percy is also loyal to people he doesn’t fully trust. He doesn’t realize it but being loyal to people you don’t trust can be dangerous. In that respect, his fatal flaw is being loyal. I think in the end of the book the Titan army will learn how to use it and make him turn against the gods.
Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson are Percy’s best friends, and who he is most loyal to. Annabeth is more cautious than Percy and helps him make hard decisions. Annabeth is like a weight on Percy’s shoulders because if she wasn’t there he would make bad decisions and run around carelessly. Grover is the most loyal to Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson, but no one else. He knows the danger of being truly loyal to someone. Tyson is loyal to everyone that is nice to him. He is really dumb, so that’s why he puts trust in everybody.
The author is saying that being loyal may be dangerous. Percy’s fatal flaw may lead him to his death. Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson help him to control his fatal flaw. If you are loyal to people, you have lots of trust in them.