Icarus And Daalus Summary

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In the short story “ICARUS AND DAEDALUS” a greek myth, a father loses his son. The father had made two sets of wings, wings that enabled people to fly in the sky, like unto birds. The son, had he not flown to high, with the warning of his father, he would have lived. In this short story, people are given the typical literature archetypes, and characitation. But in the texts we have read, either “ICARUS AND DAEDALUS” a greek myth or “The Most Dangerous Game“ By Richard Connell I know that though “ICARUS AND DAEDALUS” the greek myth we read in class, that it can comment on modern human nature, more than “The Most Dangerous Game” can, in fact.

The greek myth as I explained in the beginning was about a father who made wings for him and his son to escape a king but there is a catch. Since the wings are made out of wax and feathers, if they fly to low to the ocean seaspray will dampen and ruin them, causing them to sink to the bottom of the ocean, but if they flew too high the sun would melt the wax, causing the same ending. Well Icarus and Daedalus, were flying, making it free, but then Icarus loved the warmth of the sun, and not heeding his father’s warning flew too high causing him to plummet to his death. And after that his father “hung up his wings, and never flew again” because that was how his son died. A very sad story at that, but with the potential of deep meaning.

In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” the protagonist Rainsford, is faced by the antagonist,

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