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Locke, Hobbes, and the Individual's Search for Utopia in 'Antz'

Locke, Hobbes, and the Individual's Search for Utopia in 'Antz'
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Is freedom a natural yearning? Is there such thing as Utopia? What is the ideal system of government? Using the animated Dreamwork's film "Antz" students will follow the actions of the main character, Zee, as he challenges the existing social structure (ruled by a monarchy), and embarks on a journey with a reluctant princess where he discovers a flawed utopia known as Insectopia. How do the opposing theories of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke apply? Is government conditional or unconditional? Are humans rational or selfish by nature?

This activity addresses these questions and can be used to assess student understanding of a static social-political structure where individuals have no social mobility and individual rights are non-existent.
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