The Fall Of Icarus

Tophat's picture

Arrogance was his death.

He found himself reaching higher, and once he got there, he died for it.

We should all learn from this... Arrogance is Death.

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Nanook's picture

Couldn't the story of Icarus

Couldn't the story of Icarus be viewed more so as the individual vs. authority? I mean, the heavens - the gods - should not be attainable by man, however, Icarus was able to come very close. As a result, the gods had to smite him.

It could also be looked as freedom vs. fate, and of course being a Greco-Roman story, fate won. If you're as a lowly human, you stay as one - you can't climb high. Sort of fits into the concepts that Herbet Spencer (hateee you!) arrived at... So it could be looked at in modern terms Jane Addams vs. Herbet Spencer

Tophat's picture

My interpretation, your interpretation.

Not to mention, I'm making a not-so-obscure reference to someone on this site.

Hm. I'm being rude again. Oops.

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"What is life but a constant search for pleasure? I think that the feeling of a young man's tongue inside your mouth is the greatest pleasure of all."
-The Baron Van Oestregan

Nanook's picture

*bitesyourheadoff* Problem

*bitesyourheadoff*

Problem solved! You can't be a bitch now : D Not that you really were...