Option 3: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Film
View a film where the main character meets some ultimate goal (self-actualization). Excellent examples: Cast Away, American Beauty Pursuit of Happiness, Field of Dreams, The Sandlot, The Blindside, We Bought a Zoo. Each film depicts Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs through the character’s struggles.
Construct an essay regarding the use of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in film. Include the following concepts and perspectives:
For example, after viewing the film American Beauty, describe the transformation of Lester Burnham from an empty man to being a self-actualized individual. In the film Cast Away, demonstrate which needs Chuck Noland attempted to address when he first arrived on the island? How did he accomplish meeting those needs? How did Chuck progress through the Hierarchy of Needs?
Your assignment should be a minimum of 400 words of text (not including any references or heading information such as name, date, course number, etc.).