Too Close To The Sun (Daedalus and Icarus)

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  • The purpose of this is to tell of a man and his son who get thrown in prison, they try to escape using wings, but when the father, Daedalus, tells his son Icarus not to do something, he does it any way, and something horrible happens. This was written to explain that there may come a time when something happens and you need to listen to someone, but through carelessness something bad could happen.
  • Too Close To the Sun (Icarus and Daedalus)
  • Daedalus, the greatest architect of his time, was called upon by King Minus of the island Crete, requesting that he come and build a labyrinth for his dangerous pet Minotaur, so that the people could be safe, and he could be happy. Daedalus agreed, and came with his son Icarus.
  • Daedalus finished the job, but two boys got into the maze with the help of a man, slayed the Minotaur, and took the king's beautiful daughter and the slayed beast with them, depressed, the king blamed it on Daedalus, he said no one could get into the maze without help, and he blamed it on the person who created it. He locked Daedalus and his son away, even though they were innocent.
  • Immediatly, Daedalus set to work trying to find a way out. One day, he say a flock of birds flying. That gave him the idea he needed. Daedalus built wings out of bird feathers and wax, then he and Icarus went to escape.
  • Daedalus and Icarus escaped. Daedalus told Icarus not to fly too close to the sun or the wax keeping his wings together would start melting. Dumbfounded by the beauty of the sky, Icarus started flying higher and higher.
  • Suddenly he noticed that he was too close to the sun, but it was too late, the wax on his wings had melted, his wings were coming off, and he fell from the sky into the ocean below, where he drowned, and Daedalus had to carry on alone.
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