What is the central idea of the poem The Ant and The Cricket?
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The central idea of the poem is that one should make the best use of his time like the ant. The spring or the good time does not remain forever. It is short and goes away quickly and is followed by harsh time.
Those who work hard during the spring time lead comfortable life even during the harsh times. On the other hand, those who waste their precious time have to suffer throughout their life because time never comes back.
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This poem conveys a very realistic message. It shows if one does not think about the future, he is destined to suffer. The cricket in the story represents those human beings who are not wise enough to save for the future. Such poor fellows face very awkward situations as the cricket had to. It is a humiliating situation. It makes them weak and morally down. But there are people like the ant who are bold. Their boldness is only due to their planned life. They live happily forever. It is our real life. We should be like the ant, not the cricket. It makes our life comfortable.