Inthe movie, Flik creates a grain machine to help the ants collect more crops butinstead it was rejected. He wasn’t aware of the circumstances everyone was in,when he was proposing his idea. He had chosen the wrong time to present hisidea when the ants were in a hurry to collect food for the grasshoppers. In astate of panic, his machine ended up knocking over the colony’s season of food right before the grasshoppers showed up tocollect them and the whole colony was punished for it. Flik ended up causingmore trouble to the ants.
From this, we see that his ideas were not beingaccepted because something always went wrong with his inventions and he doesnot have good relationships the other ants. If Flik wanted his ideas to beaccepted, he should have thought about the reality in which he was proposingthe ideas, he should not have done it when everyone’s main focus was to collectthe most harvest for Hopper and the grasshoppers. Asthe movie a progress, Flik starts to build influence in the scenes with thewarrior bugs, who pretends to be heroes.
When Flik went on a search for thewarrior bugs, he only thought about how he was going to use them to help thecolony defeat Hopper and to save the colony. He influences the warrior bugs tostay when they attempt to leave but end up getting attacked by a bird, and theyended up staying to help. This shows that Flik is starting to buildrelationships with others and understand when he should be expressing hisideas. Atthe end of the movie, we see that Flik begins to build credibility as heredeems himself for the trouble he has inflicted onto the colony. Beingcredible means being trusted and believed in by others, and Flik had done that.
He was able to understand the organizational constraints and how to be aresource for the colony as he used himself as bait. This shows that Flik wasable to evaluate the situation and any factors that could limit his actions andto put his actions to work He had become more mindful of reality of the contextand the environment around him. Flik, even in his injured state, stood up toHopper and told him that “ants don’t serve grasshoppers.
” Flik establishescredibility by taking a stand and showing everyone that he will do whatever ittakes to accomplish the goals. So with the trust and support from the ants,everyone bands together to overthrow the grasshopper’s dominion.