Icarus

Icarus
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  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • Due to the cruel King Minos’ anger, the inventive Daedalus and his young son Icarus have been imprisoned in a tower off the coast of Greece.
  • CLIMAX
  • Although Daedalus can easily escape the tower, he and his son are still stranded on an island miles from their home. Daedalus must devise a way to cross the ocean.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Using wax and feathers, Daedalus fashions wings for himself and his son. Daedalus warns his son not to fly too high or too low, then the pair takes flight.
  • RESOLUTION
  • In the joy and excitement of flying, Icarus forgets his father’s advice and soars too close to the sun, causing his wings to melt.
  • Icarus’ wings fall apart, and he plummets to his death and drowns in the sea below.
  • Daedalus names the nearest island Icaria in memory of his son. He then hangs up his wings in the temple of Apollo and vows never to fly again.
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