Answer to Question #178552 in English for John

Question #178552

Was Icarus believable to you? Explain whether you think his thoughts and actions are similar to those of real person. Also tell whether you think people today can relate to someone like Icarus.

Expert's answer

Yes, Icarus was believable because he found it hard following instructions. Most young people like Icarus enjoy the idea of freedom and get too excited by it that they can do anything to keep it, even when it means not following instructions. The flight of Daedalus and Icarus was the initial time for man to manage to beat gravity and beat the laws of nature. Icarus wanted to fly higher and although he was warned, he felt free and wanted to fly higher, dive the low sea and fly higher again (Rubin, 2005). Although his father Daedalus talked to him about the danger of his behaviour, Icarus did not stop. His wings melt and he fell in the sea and drowned. It is easy for a real person to enjoy a feeling of freedom and to want to get more and more luxury when they have a chance to do so. Anyone can relate to someone like Icarus. Everyone enjoys having fun and being free like he was.


Rubin, C. T. (2005). Daedalus and Icarus revisited. The New Atlantis, (8), 73-91.

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