Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Analysis

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This movie talks about Riggan Thomson is a washed-up Hollywood actor, who is famous in a movie “Birdman” in decades earlier. After that movie, he no longer as famous as “Birdman”. He feel frustrated about his life. Riggan wish to save his career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway adaptation of Raymond Carver 's short story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love". However, he still cannot escape his fate as outdated famous star. He is tormented by the voice of Birdman, which mocks and criticizes him. In this essay, we would like to analyze Riggan’s mental process in this movie.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs For Riggan, he has pursuit of various needs in his life. It can be understood in Maslow’s theory in Hierarchy of needs. Maslow has conceptualized both our physiological and psychological motives as different classes of needs to which we assign different levels of priority. These different classes form a hierarchy of needs, in which the lower- level needs have the first priority (Maslow, 1970). And it is usually presented as a pyramid, as show in Figure A. Also, Maslow
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At once, His ex-wife visited and talked to him after the film rehearsal and their topic is about Riggan want to collect money by selling the house which will give for his daughter in the future, but his ex-wife rejected that and then his ex-wife ask in reply the question" Why are we divorce?". "........I don 't remember the reason "Riggan answered and ask to his ex-wife what the reason is. It is commonly known that Divorcing is unforgettable for a couple. It is because divorcing need a 'huge ' courage for a couple. Thus, it is very unforgettable about the processing and reasoning of divorcing. However, Riggan have forgotten the reason of divorce deliberately and he buried that in the unconscious. Therefore, applying defense mechanisms,Riggan have the situation of

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