Icarus Storyboard
Updated: 11/4/2020
Icarus Storyboard

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  • Greek Mythology
  • "The scandal concerning his family grew, and the queen’s unnatural adultery was evident from the birth of a strange hybrid monster."
  • Greek Mythology
  • "...but the third repetition of the nine-year tribute by lot, caused the monster’s downfall. When, through the help of the virgin princess, Ariadne, by rewinding the thread, Theseus, son of Aegeus, won his way back to the elusive threshold..."
  • Theme
  • "...not realizing that he was handling things that would endanger him, caught laughingly at the down that blew in the passing breeze, and softened the yellow bees’-wax with his thumb, and, in his play, hindered his father’s marvelous work."
  • The story of the Minotaur is important in Greek mythology.
  • Theme
  • "Let me warn you, Icarus, to take the middle way, in case the moisture weighs down your wings, if you fly too low, or if you go too high, the sun scorches them."
  • Theseus killing the Minotaur is part of Greek mythology.
  • Hubris
  • Icarus is indifferent towards his father's work hindered it while playing.
  • Ovid's Perspective
  • Icarus is indifferent towards his father's warning.
  • Icarus' hubris causes him to fly to high, which eventually leads to his downfall
  • "...when the boy began to delight in his daring flight, and abandoning his guide, drawn by desire for the heavens, soared higher."
  • Ovid's perspective is that Icarus is prideful and this causes him to fall from the sky.
  • "...he flailed with bare arms, but losing his oar-like wings, could not ride the air. Even as his mouth was crying his father’s name."