The flight of Icarus

The flight of Icarus

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  • Exposition 
  • Rising action
  • Climax
  • In the lines 3-6 it says "In time, with the help of his young son , Icarus, Daedalus managed to escape from the tower, only to find himself a prisoner on the island." Also Daedalus and Icarus are thinking of ways to escape and think they have to fly.
  • Falling action 
  • In the lines 16-19 it says "Daedalus then melted some wax and made a skeleton in the shape of a bird's wing. The smallest feathers he pressed into the soft wax and the large ones he tied on with thread." Also they are the very first people to ever fly.
  • Resolution
  • In the lines 44-46 it says "Keep at a moderate height, for if you fly to low,  the fog and sprat will clog your wings, and if you fly too high, the heat will melt the wax that holds them together." Icarus was so excited to fly that he did not listen to his fathers instructions.   
  • Theme
  • In the lines 76-77 it says "Frantically he fluttered his arms, but no feathers remained to hold the air." Daedalus flew as fast as he could to save his son, but he was too late. 
  • In the lines 84-86 it says "He gathered the boy in his arms and flew to land, the tips of his wings dragging in the water from the double burden they bore." Daedalus then buries Icarus and hangs up his wings in the God Apollo's temple.
  • The theme in this story is to stay in the safe zone don't go to high and don't go to low. This means that you don't want to take too much risk or not enough.  A example of risk to high is in lines 94-96 it says "And he mourned for the birdlike son who had thrown cation to the winds in the exaltation of his freedom from the earth. " 
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