Malcolm emerged during these years as the chief spokesman for the organization

Malcolm emerged during these years as the chief spokesman for the organization

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Malcolm emerged during these years as the chief spokesman for the organization. He was even  better-known than Mr. Muhammad himself, and he was gradually delegated more authority in the  organization, especially after Elijah Muhammad became ill. Along with this increased authority was  the knowledge that people were jealous of him. At the time, however, Malcolm little suspected that  Elijah Muhammad himself was becoming jealous, and that this jealousy would result in Malcolm's  expulsion from the Nation of Islam. The title of Chapter Fifteen is taken from Greek mythology. Icarus and his father, Daedalus, escaped  from the labyrinth on the island of Crete by flying with wings made of feathers and wax. Icarus was  warned not to fly too high lest the sun's heat melt the wax and destroy the wings. But Icarus did not  heed the warning; he fell into the sea and was drowned. At the end of the chapter, Malcolm thinks of 
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