The Flight of Icarus

The Flight of Icarus

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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Icarus!
  • Father!
  • Daedalus and his son Icarus are trapped in a tower on an island because of King Minos. Line numbers 1-3 "...King Minos flew into a rage...and ordered him shut up..."
  • Falling Action
  • Daedalus and Icarus escaped the tower and started to make wings to fly off the island. line numbers 4-5 "...Daedalus managed to escape from the tower..." line number 24 "It was fun making the wings"
  • Resolution
  • Icarus was careless and did not realize that he was flying too high and the sun melted the wax holding together his wings. Line numbers 73-75 "But the enchanted boy did not notice them until the sun became so hot that the largest feathers dropped off and he began to sink.
  • Theme
  • Keep near me and you will be safe.
  • Daedalus caught his son, flew to an island, buried him, and named the island Icaria  in his memory.Line number 84 "He gathered the boy in his arms and flew to land,..."  Line numbers 86-87 "Weeping bitterly, he buried his son and called the island Icaria in his memory."
  • Daedalus left the island and safely made it to other land. Line number 90 "He arrived safely in Sicily..."
  • Family is important, stay close to them because they care about your safety. Line numbers 46-47 "Keep near me and you will be safe." Line numbers 58-59 "He kissed Icarus and fastened his wings more securely to his son's shoulders."
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