The Ant and The Grasshopper
I created the Scratch animation The Ant And The Grasshopper as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a moral or good story with two possible endings. There might be more than two possible endings to the story, but the minimum is two.
My story is about an ant and a grasshopper. The ant, Diane, is working very hard one summer to get food, while the grasshopper, Remmie, to Diane's horror, is playing, dancing and singing the days away. She advises Remmie many times to get food, but he, Remmie, always puts it off until later, and acts like a big procrastinator. Then, winter comes and he is hungry. Remmie has a sparking idea that he should go to Diane's house, and try to get some food from her. IT is then that the viewer must make a choice, whether or not to let the grasshopper in. That is the ethical decision. Should the ant let the grasshopper in, or not.
My story was inspired by Aesop's Fables. Ever since I was in first grade, the teachers never stopped teaching us about them. I even remember doing a story book with Aesop's Fables' in it for a project! The Ant And The Grasshopper is a very famous and widely known fable, and one of my favorites. My story book project inspired me to make an ethical story about The Ant And The Grasshopper.
I think that I was successful in creating my story because my story is over three minutes long. Also, my ethical dilemma was very clear, and they had good endings. I gave in my animation on time, and i believe that it is very good.