The Ant and the Grasshopper

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    Someone who is foresighted can confront many situations of life; despite the contingency life can have. “The Ant and the Grasshopper” is an Aesop’s Fable adapted by Jean de la Fountain. It has been adapted throughout the ages. Aesop was a legendary Greek fabulist (620–560 BC). He was a reputed creator of numerous short tales about animals, all of these illustrated human virtues and failings (World Encyclopedia). The french poet and man of letters Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) was one of the great French classical authors. He preferred to work in relatively minor and unexploited genres, such as the fable and the verse tale (Encyclopedia of World Biography). The Ant and the Grasshopper was published in 1867, in Greece. Aesop’s Fable illustrates the necessity to save for the…

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    What separated the Ant from the Grasshopper was the Ant’s refusal to live in the now. Its animalistic nature to survive compelled the Ant to work diligently to store a supply of nourishment for the winter season again. On the other hand, the Grasshopper enjoyed feeling “alive” (Conklin, 2010, p. 60) and conducted himself in a recreational manner, though he witnessed the Ant’s effort to labor for its future. “Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “we have got plenty of food at present”…

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    We all know the fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant. The grasshopper spends all his summer partying while the ant toils to store up for winter. The result is income inequality and one starving insect, in the scenario there has not been any injustice done. Nothing the ant did caused the grasshopper 's demise. The grasshopper 's rights were never trampled on. He was free to use his time as he pleased and so he did, as did the ant. That they fared differently during winter is a direct result of…

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    The primary message of this short film is compassion and redemption. Although the ants have prepared for winter unlike the grasshopper, the ants are sympathetic. The ants welcome the grasshopper into their heartfelt home and provide food and warmth to the grasshopper. Unlike Aesop’s classic, “The Grasshopper and the Ants”, in Walt Disney’s version, the queen ant utters, “with ants, just those who work may stay, so take your fiddle…and play”. In response, the grasshopper begins to play a tune on…

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    the story “The Ant and the Grasshopper” By Rob Jon the Grasshopper puts off preparing for the winter and later pays for it. Like when he is not prepared for winter, because he was self-centered and thinks he has all the food he needs. A reason that shows the Grasshopper was not prepared was when the Grasshopper told the Ant “Winter won’t come for ages . Won’t be winter till… well winter. It’s summer now. Why worry about the winter.” This shows that, the Grasshopper was not prepared or…

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    MORAL DILEMMA Ant and Grasshopper Stephanie Gardner Should the ant give food to the grasshopper? Yes and no. Now I say both for a variety of different reasons. I have a feeling that the ant in this situation is not mean enough to just let the grasshopper go hungry. But is the grasshopper allowed to just get off without any punishment for not working hard? This is a classic argument of mercy verses justice. The ant can't show the grasshopper the mercy that he desires and at the same time have…

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    This is what the Ant, the one from “ The Ant and the Grasshopper” By Rob John, says about the Grasshoppers choices. When the Grasshopper didn’t prepare for what’s ahead there was consequences for his actions. The Grasshopper doesn’t listen when the Ant tries to help and doesn’t store food for winter. This shows that he is not preparing. The first reason is that the Grasshopper thinks that he is right and won’t listen to the Ant. The Ant thinks that the Grasshopper is immature and…

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    between the ants and grasshoppers. Throughout the film, there are also instances that show the theories of false consciousness, collective conscious and symbolic interactionism. A Bugs Life is about a colony of ants that is separated by most other insects through geographical isolation. These ants not only have to gather food for themselves but also for a group of grasshoppers who in…

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    The Disney film, A Bug’s Life tells the story of an inventive ant who ventures out to find help in defending his colony against a cloud of grasshoppers. Published in 1998, the film was directed by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton. In the film, A Bug’s Life, a colony of ants is forced to collect food every year for a cloud of grasshoppers. The movie centers around an inventive ant named Flik, whose inventions often create problems for the colony. That was, until one of his inventions accidentally…

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    demonstrates Marx 's theory. In the movie Flik 's colony is being oppressed by Hopper and his gang. Hopper tells the colony that they will provide protection for them as long as the working ants provide them with food. However when Flik accidentally ruins the harvest that colony has just provided. Hopper then demands them to provide twice the food or they will no longer protect the colony. This causes a great distress within the colony…

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