Antz film study

Topics: Collectivism, Individualism, Antz Pages: 4 (1073 words) Published: February 9, 2014
 /6 for completion + /13 for specific answers = /19 total

ANTZ - An analogy for Collectivism vs. Individualism
As you watch the movie note specific examples of expressions of either collectivist principles or individualist principles. /4
1. When Z is trying his best to encourage himself and telling Asteca that he is insignificant, thats when she tells him that he doesn't need to worry about being important as it is not about him, it is all about their team and community. 1. The introduction when Z was telling us about how the head of their society decided what a baby is going to be after growing up, without even thinking about what the kid might want to do according to his skills. 2. In his speech to the soldiers, General Mandable said, “A soldier knows that the life of an individual ant doesn't really matter, what matters is the colony. He is willing to live for the colony, to fight for the colony and to die for the colony.” 2. When princess Bala questions her mother why is she the one who is supposed to marry the general and she also talks about what if she doesn't like her place. Here she bravely showed her individual perspective. 3. General Mandable tells the colony that Z is not the hero, the ants working in the colony are the hero's as they are the ones insuring the future of their colony. And after they are done with their work they are the ones who will reap the benefits.This is all because they are a huge contributors in the development of their group. 3. Z asks Weaver about how he tolerates to stand like an idiot when a bunch of highly positioned men smirk at him, this shows that Z doesn't like to be under someone. 4. During the so called opening ceremony of the mega tunnel the General says, “Today is the realization of a dream, a dream of a proud colony, a pure colony, a colony reborn, after this tunnel is opened the past will wash away and a new day will be dawn.” 4. The guy at the bar...
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