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Analysis of Daedalus and Icarus

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conor smith

on 6 June 2014

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Transcript of Analysis of Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus and Icarus are imprisoned in the labyrinth. Daedalus, a great inventor, invented a pair of wings for himself and Icarus to escape the labyrinth and island. The only rules to the wings are do not fly to high, and do not fly to low. Icarus gets reckless and excited and flies to high. Icarus's wings start to melt from the sun. He falls into an ocean and drowns to his death.
Daedalus and Icarus
Summary
Analysis of a Key Character

In the story, Daedalus and Icarus, Icarus's
flaw is that he is reckless.

He is reckless because he disobeys the
rules of the wings by going to high. While in flight, he forgets about everything else going on and is "in the moment." Then Icarus falls and drowns to his death because he went too high. Therefore, making Icarus's flaw recklessness.
Function or Purpose of the Myth
The purpose of the myth is to teach a
lesson. The is teaching people to not
abuse their power.

In the story, Icarus has the power to fly.
However, he abuses the power by flying too high. In result of abusing his power he drowns to his death.


Conor Smith
5/28/14
period 2
Analysis of Daedalus and Icarus
How The Setting Impacts The Characters/Events

The setting impacts the story because
if Daedalus was not in the high tower he would not have been able to get all the feathers. Also, he would not have been high enough to take flight.

A conflict evident in
the myth is man vs. nature. It is man vs. nature because it is Icarus vs. the sun and water. The conflict is revealed because the sun melts Icarus's wings, and the water drowns him.
Conflict Evident in the Myth
RECKLESS
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