The ant culture would consider this change of status as taboo. Communism is a system where everything belongs to "the community", so people own nothing much more than the clothes on their back, and the State owns everything. A plot change causes a sudden shift in societal roles for Princess Bala into class-less follower, and Z's role of a former virtual nobody is rocketed to demigod.
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The well-known class distinctions of soldier, worker, military general, elite princess and queen are easily translated into this humorous sociological perspective of the various groups of a colony of productive ants, living deep underground in Central Park.
Resisting was often death.
Eventually Z and Bala find themselves alone on the surface, in search of the legendary Insectopia a picnicand threatened by vast creatures of man and nature, which loom overhead like Darth Vader's Death Star.
Serving as a metaphor for a better life, the New York skyline provides the backdrop to a mystical societal goal, the "insectopia" of freedom for the lowly class of worker ants that do not question the norms of their peers, but regard the possibility of social stratification as unattainable.
Place those five characters on the spectrum below: Z Weaver Bala Cutter Mandible What is the message the movie is trying to convey to the viewer? Thomas, as quoted in Henslin,p. These two dramatic role changes are thrust together to sharply contrast the former agents of socialization that forged this unlikely couple.