Three Little Pigs
I created this Scratch animation “Three Little Pigs” as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a story in which a character has to make a decision between right and wrong. This is usually displayed in fairytales and other classics. The protagonist is usually the one that has to make this choice. Often there is a moral to the story. A lesson is learned by the one who makes this choice.
My story is about the story of the three little pigs. From the famous classic, the three little pigs set off on their journey to build houses for themselves. The first pig picks whimsy straw to build his house. The second picks the stronger wooden sticks. The third picks the strong bricks. The third pig hears that his brothers were taking less time to build their houses in order to relax, so he decides to either stop the rest of his work or continue making his house stronger. This is the ethical decision. When continuing work, consequential to picking weak materials, the first two pigs get their house blown down by the big bad wolf and then get eaten. The third pig survives because his house was strong and when the wolf tried to climb the chimney, he falls in a boiling pot. The alternate ending has the first two pigs escaping the big bad wolf and going to their brother’s house for safety. The big bad wolf comes and blows down the house because the third pig stopped finishing the rest of the house.
My story was inspired by the original three little pigs story. The lesson taught there was that hard work always paid off. This story didn’t have much of an ethical dilemma, so I decided to add one myself.
I think I was successful in creating my story because the animation works well.The story flows and it is easy to make the choice for the ethical dilemma. The animation is complete and no part of the story is left out. I follow my original designs as well. My ethical dilemma taught the viewer a lesson. I fulfilled all the requirements.