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A man and his son are trying to escape the tall walls of a castlewhile being imprisoned by the king Daedalus tells the king he will makesomething for his army so he will need some items he gets the items uponrequest The man decides to make wings so he and his son can fly awayfrom the castle and go back home They get some practice with it andDaedalus knows that his son is not so good at using the wings so that hewill need to be careful They finally go out to escape the king Ontheir way home Icarus gets a little to carried away and he starts tofly high Before the trip Daedalus warned Icarus that if he flies tohigh the wax on the wings will wax because he is to close to the sunnow Icarus is flying too high and the wings are starting to melt BeforeIcarus knows it the wings melt and he splashes right into the sea Thisleaves readers with a question in their head Why do people bewillfully ignorant when it come to valuable advice that can lead totheir defeat This universal theme is explored in the short storyIcarus the film To Build a Fire the short story On The Bridgeand the short story The Veldt One of the storys that proves this universal theme is the short storyIcarus One way this is proved is when Daedalus said that it wasgoing to be time to start flying Daedalus knew that he was not thatgood he says you are not quite good at flying Icarus 1Even knowing that he was not good he still lets him go for the rideDaedalus should have let his son had a bit more practice with the wingsand maybe he wouldnt have to had a loss of his beloved son Anotherevent that proves my universal theme is that Icarus was too overconfident about this trip back home He
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