The Hierarchy of Needs Reflected in Michael Oher's Character in the Blind Side Movie

Linda Sari • M. Natsir • Nita Maya Valiantien
Journal article Ilmu Budaya • October 2017

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This study is aimed to find how Michael Oher fulfilled his needs and to convey Michael Oher's character when all his needs have been fulfilled and his dominant character in the movie of The Blind Side. The method that is used by the writer is descriptive qualitative. The data of this study were analyzed with the hierarchy of needs theory by Abraham Maslow. The writer analyzed the dialogue also narration that reflected the needs of the main character and also the changes of his character. The result of this study shows Oher could fulfill all of his needs from the lowest stage that begins with physiological needs, safety needs, love and belonging needs, self-esteem needs, and the last is self-actualization needs. Regarding to all of his needs that had been already fulfilled, his character also changed from a silent boy to a confident character who could express himself in sport and became one of the players that had a big influenced to the team. Last, for the dominant character that appeared in Oher was the protective character which was found in two different needs based on Maslow's.




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