The flight of Icarus

The flight of Icarus

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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • "When Theseus scaped from the labyrinth, king Minos flew into a rage with its builder, Daedalus, and ordered him shut up in a high tower. In time, with the help of his son, Icarus, managed to scape from the tower, only to find himself a prisoner on the island."     1-6
  • Falling Action
  • As thousands of gulls soared over the island, Icarus soon collected a huge pile of feathers. Daedalus then melted some wax and made a skeleton in the shape of a bird's wing.     15-17
  • Resolution
  • Do not go too high or too low, and stay with me all the time, said Daedalus. He rose toward the sky, calling Icarus to follow him. He looked back to see that the boy was safe and noticed how he handled his wings in the air. as they flew across the earth going out to the Dark sea, plowmen stopped their work and shepherds gazed in the wonder thinking Daedalus and Icarus were gods.            43-59
  • Theme
  • daedalus crazed on anxiety, called back  to him," Icarus!, Icarus my son where are you?" At last he saw the feathers floating from the sky, and soon his son was plunged through the clouds into the sea, daedalus hurried to help him, but it wa to late.  80-84
  • he arrived safely in sicily, where he built a temple to Apollo and hung up his wings as an offering to god.        90-92
  • Freedom! And the risks people take to gain their  freedom. “Minos may control the land and sea, but he does not control the air” 11-12
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