Econmic Concepts in a Bug's Life Movie

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‘A Bug’s Life’ Economic Concepts The movie “A Bug’s Life” greatly portrays the way humans have interacted within various economic systems. It resembles the old traditional economies like imperialism, modern market capitalism and historical revolutions. The ant colony, which is the movie’s source of struggle and triumph, represents a typical old traditional economy. The ants relied on the fruits of their own labor. In other words, they are farmers like the other third-world countries in our today’s world. However, the time came when they no longer farm for themselves anymore. Since the beginning of the movie, the ants had to spend all of their time grazing for the grasshoppers. This is a classical depiction of a powerful nation…show more content…
It’s always like that. Flick found the warriors and convinced them to aid him in his colony’s dilemma. They went back to the ant colony and Flick introduces the warriors to the colony. Shortly, he learned that these bugs were not really warriors but circus clowns. Knowing that they will fight grasshoppers, the hired bugs intend to leave the colony and Flick was very terrified. Flick followed the bugs and argued with them how he was deceived by them. An economic concept enters when Flick said that it was a “false advertisement.” After the bugs save the former queen’s daughter, the circus clown bugs was forced to stay in the colony. One night, Flick came up with an idea of building a bird to scare the grasshoppers. Flick told his plan to the queen and the queen relayed Flick’s idea to the rest of the colony. The colony then builds this project bird. In here, you will see how a colony can achieve anything if they work together. Back in grasshopper’s territory, the leader explains how Flick’s stand against the grasshoppers, when they last visited, would affect the ants. That they have the capability to revolt. If one ant stands against them, it’s bearable, but if the whole colony stands to fight against them, the grasshopper can be defeated. This was proven when Flick’s bird plan failed. The ants have learned to make their stand because of Flick. The way the ants brace their arms to fight against the grasshoppers

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