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Annotation author: Amanda Visconti
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Stephen's last name is similar to Daedalus, the architect of the minotaur's labyrinth in Greek myth. Ovid tells a story in which Daedalus is imprisoned by the king to prevent him from sharing the secrets of his labyrinth with anyone else. To escape, Daedalus fashions wings out of feathers and wax for himself and his son Icarus. During their escape flight Icarus becomes too excited about flying and soars high nearer the sun, which melts the wax in his wings and causes him to fall to his death.