For years, audiences have misunderstood the real message behind their beloved Monsters IncWhen most viewers think of Sally (John Goodman), Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal)and Boo (Mary Gibbs) They watch the adventures of a candid fellow colleague about the found family and the power of children’s laughter. The adventures of a former top scarer and future top comedian are more than just fun games. Monsters Inc It’s about overthrowing the corrupt oligarchy of Monstropolis and how friendship can help dismantle the monopoly.
Capitalist corruption at the heart of ‘Monsters, Inc.’
Well, this beloved children’s movie isn’t just about “It’s better to make a child laugh than to cry.” Rather, it’s a story about deep political corruption and how her two unlikely heroes saved a community. The context of this issue was made clear from the jump, but could easily have been overlooked given how idyllic it looked. Monsters Inc. was the only energy provider that provided all the resources for the entire metropolis. The commercials we hear are statements of importance as well as declarations of total control. Imagine that the electric company, the gas company, and even the gas station that refuels your car are all owned by the same family and powered by the same resource. It’s a monopoly of unchecked proportions. The city is completely dependent on this idiosyncratic company and cannot operate without it.
Corruption lies deep within this monopoly led by the infamous Henry J. Waternoose. Although he was already dressed as an evil oil tycoon, Waternoose was a monster, not because he had more eyes and legs, but because of his sheer desire to rule the city. A baby, he was appointed CEO because of the company and the family legacy that runs the city.For at least three generations, his family has powered the entire infrastructure of Monstropolis. There was no other competition in the market, no concern for the sustainability and ethics of resource acquisition. Nepotism within the organization reinforces how much power is united by a select few. Waternooth is the most important resource for any monster species, as entire cities cannot function without the power of screams. He is essentially the head of an oligarchy because he sits on top of the .
The Waternoose family’s reckless selfishness that brought them to power was the same sentiment that ultimately led them to utter failure. Thanks to the television and media of the human world, they were becoming desensitized to violence and losing the abundance of energy production. What does Waternoose do when faced with resource scarcity? out the window and endangering the entire city in a plot to kidnap a child in order to extract a massive scream. He even threatens to silence anyone who tries to stop him.
From the beginning, the use of children’s screams was morally questionable, but since this is a world of monsters, there was a high possibility that the audience would pass it. However, everyone at the time believed that humans were a serious threat to monsters. We understand this to be false, but the population of Monstropolis really believed otherwise. It was willing to risk every life to keep that power and keep the company running.
Mike and Sulley Break CDA Monopoly
Thanks to the support of the Child Detection Agency (CDA), Mike and Sally managed to break the monopoly over table-flipping losers at board game night. When the oligarch was dragged away, he accused Sully of exacerbating the energy crisis and placed the “inevitable” destruction of Monstropolis on his shoulders. There may have been some truth in his Waternoose words. There was nothing they could do because if they chose to stop scaring their children, they would lose their livelihood. , must continue to terrorize and ultimately harm hundreds of children. Mike and Sally weren’t heroes. I did more bad than good…
Fortunately, Waternooth, like his values, was misguided in this statement. Not only did Mike and Sally do something good, they discovered something exponentially better. They confirmed that when Sally had to say goodbye to Boo, it would be part of the final tears shed in Monsters, Inc. no ethics. Replace scares with comedians, replace oil with electricity. They have discovered a more abundant and environmentally less damaging energy source. Two unintentional environmentalists helped shift the economy’s primary source of income to products that do no harm to producers.Conflict and resolution of this more serious topic
We don’t see much of Monstropolis after they switch to the power of laughter, but if a glimpse of Monsters, Inc. is any indication, it’s probably become a place with more glee and fun for everyone. Kids needn’t be scared, but the monsters of Monstropolis could power cars, heat homes, and light up towns. Monsters Inc It was an incredible tale of family and friendship, but the overall conflict and resolution serves as a great allegory about the dangers of oligarchy and the benefits of laughter.