The Fate of Icarus

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  • Exposition
  • What is it for?
  • Build it as I told you to. I pay you to build, not ask questions.
  • Rising Action
  • Since you have found out my secret I cannot let you go out the palace.
  • My son, look at the free birds in the sky. Don't you want to be free like them? I plan to escape.
  • Rising Action
  • But I like it here.
  • King Minos hires Daedalus and his son Icarus to build a maze in the castle cellars.
  • Climax
  • Remember Icarus not to fly to close to the sun.
  • After he builds the maze Daedalus finds out what the maze is for. King Minos put a monster that eats humans in the heart of the maze. Daedalus wants to leave the palace but the king tells him that he can't leave. Daedalus feels like a prisoner.
  • Falling Action
  • Ha Ha birds. I'm better than you......oh no my wings are coming out!!!
  • As the days go by Daedalus becomes unhappy for staying in the castle. Even though he got whatever he wanted in the castle, Daedalus wanted to be to be free like the birds. One day he planned to escape from the castle with his son Icarus.
  • Resolution
  • A couple of years after coming up with a perfect plan to escape, Daedalus confronts Icarus and together they take their wings made out of feathers that Daedalus collected, attach them to their back with wax, and start flying away.
  • Someone call the king!! STOP THEM!!
  • Despite his father's continuous warnings to not fly so close to the sun, Icarus ignores him while trying to brag to the birds how high he is. Unfortunately Icarus gets to close to the sun and his wax wings melt off.
  • Because of his pride Icarus falls to his death. Daedalus must go on without him.
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