Disability, Race, and the Black Satyr of the United States of America: The Case of Grover Underwood from Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief and its Film Adaptation by Chris Columbus

Anna Mik
2019 Dzieciństwo. Literatura i Kultura  
This article aims to present the book-to-film metamorphosis of Grover Underwood from Rick Riordan's novel The Lightning Thief (2005), adapted in 2010 by Chris Columbus for the screen. This character in both works is presented as an excluded member of the society: in the empirical world, as a disabled person, in the mythological one, as a satyr. What is more, in the motion picture, Grover, played by a Black actor, poses as an even more marginalised character, as a representative of a community
more » ... ve of a community discriminated in the USA. Therefore, the images of this character reflect the various levels of exclusion and show the ideological significance of a contemporary adaptation for the young audience. The comparative analysis is performed with the use of reception studies and critical race theory perspectives.
doi:10.32798/dlk.20 fatcat:p37s4t5vh5e3pnuj3ohbkwx3om