Lord of the Flies Essay | Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs within Lord of the Flies

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs within Lord of the Flies

Summary: Explains Maslow's theory of Hierarchy of Needs. Applies the theory to the novel Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding. Describes the five needs and how they apply to many of the characters in Lord of the Flies, such as Piggy, Ralph, and Jack.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs within Lord of the Flies

Abraham Maslow formulated a theory of a hierarchy of needs, stating that he believed that human beings are motivated by unsatisfied or incomplete needs. In his theory there are five levels of certain needs in which lower needs need to be satisfied before higher needs can be achieved. The five needs are physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs applies to many of the characters in Lord of the Flies, such as Piggy, Ralph, and Jack, and shows how they are affected when their needs are unsatisfied.

The lowest and basic need of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is physiological needs, which are the necessity of air, water, food, sleep, and shelter. Throughout the novel, the majority of the boys acquired all of their physiological needs. There were three shelters...

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