The Ant and The Dove
I created the Scratch animation The Ant and The Dove as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is My story is about An ant that fell into a river. Right when he is about to drown, a dove that’s in a tree above drops a leaf into the water and saves the ant. When the ant gets to shore, he sees a bird catcher that is about to capture the dove.
The ant (player) has to decide whether to save the dove or get the food that another ant will take if he helps the dove. If he decides to help the dove, the ant will bite the bird catcher, who will scream, and scare the dove away. If the player decides to get the food, the ant will get the food before the other ant, the dove will get caught, and then as the bird catcher is walking back, he steps on the ant. This teaches the player that there are consequences to being selfish, and that you should help people especially if they helped you.
My story was inspired by aesop’s fables. I searched aesop’s fables on the internet and found this website: http://aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?1&TheAntandtheDove&&antdove2.ram . Then I looked through the different fables, until I found one that I liked. My favorite of all the ones that I looked at was The Ant and The Dove, so I used that to create my ethical story.
I think I was successful in creating my story because It has everything that I wanted it to have. The only thing that I might not have done correctly is making it three minutes long. Other than that all my sprites and the background turned out the way that I wanted it to.