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Comparing Icarus And Daedalus

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The story of Icarus and Daedalus is most powerful out of the poem and the painting, because it talks about more than just how Icarus’s death was unnoticed and not important to the other townspeople. The story is about a relationship between a father and a son, exploration, and curiosity. The father loved his son, so he warned him not to get in the way of the sun’s powerful rays so he would not be harmed. His son, after learning to fly with his wings held together by wax, wanted to test the limits of his wings, and did not heed his father’s warnings. He died, and his father cursed his own invention because of his son’s curiosity. The story is more powerful because while the townspeople did not care about Icarus’s fall, his father did, and he
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