Daedalus was the greatest architect of all time. His most famous creation, the Labyrinth, was a maze that no one could get out of. after one man, Theseus, got out King Minos was furious. He made life miserable for Daedalus and his young son, Icarus. When Theseus escaped the Labyrinth, King Minos flew into a rage." 1-2
Daedalus had the idea to make wings out of seagull feathers and melted wax. He told Icarus to gather feathers while he made a wax skeleton of a bird's wing. He then pressed the feathers into the wax and tried them out. They worked! He made a smaller pair for his son and they took off soaring above the ocean. "As thousands of gulls flew over the island, Icarus soon gathered a huge pile of feathers." 25-26
Icarus got enchanted by the freedom of flying. He soared higher and higher, until the heat of the sun melted the wax on his wings and fell. He instantly died after falling into the ocean. "He frantically flapped his arms, but there where no feathers left." 86-87
Daedalus carried the body of his son to Sicily where he was buried."He gathered the boy in his arms and flew to land, the tips of his wings dragging in the water from the double burden." 84-87
He stayed in Sicily, where he built a temple to Apollo and hung his wings up. "He built a temple to Apollo and hung up the wings as an offering to the god." 90-93
I think the theme was of freedom, and the risks people are willing to go through for it. Daedelus and Icarus made freaking wings. Wings! Us Americans fought and won a war against the most powerful country in the world. The play Les Misrables was about the French revolution where hundreds of people die for it. "Minos may control the land and sea, but he does not control the air.