I am a postgrad, majoring in Sociology and Cultural Studies. I am particularly interested in exploring social and cultural themes in popular culture.
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A Bug's Life and Social/Political Theory
A friend suggested to me the other day that A Bug’s Life was essentially a film about a Marxist revolution. I am not well-read in Marx but I can see some similarities, however, the grasshoppers didn’t own any means of production – they merely used their power and threats of harm to force the ants to produce for them. I thought it was an interesting idea though – and thought it would be a cool idea to analyse the film through the lens of some classical social theory or liken it to a certain political/social structure.