The Insect Play Characters

Josef Čapek
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Mr, Beetle

Mr. Beetle appears primarily in Act II. He is married to Mrs. Beetle. He is very proud of his "capital," the ball/pile of dung and dirt that he and his wife have worked for some time to gather. After getting the first ball done, Mr. Beetle wants to make another, then another. Mrs. Beetle decides that they should find a deep hole to bury their first pile in so that they do not have to worry about it while making the second pile. Mr. Beetle becomes infuriated when the strange beetle steals the ball under his wife's nose. Mr. Beetle is more concerned with the location of his capital than his wife's whereabouts. Mr. Beetle represents greed.

Blind Ant

The blind ant appears primarily in Act III. He continuously counts to four to keep time for the worker ants throughout the act. The quickness of his...

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