The Breakfast Club Essay

1221 Words May 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Claire Standish was known as “The Princess” in the movie, The Breakfast Club. Through the way she portrays herself throughout the movie compared to the other characters, she seems to think she is better than everyone else, making her seem as if she has a narcissistic personality. Abraham Maslow’s theory states that he wanted to understand what motivates people and believed that people have a set of motivation systems unrelated to rewards or unconscious desires. Additionally he believed that people are motivated to achieve certain needs and when one need is fulfilled, a person seeks to fulfill the next one, and so on which is known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The lowest level, physiological needs, strives for survival and to stay alive and reproduce. Claire’s physiological needs contains breathing and having lavish food. During the film when the students were having lunch, Claire took out a fancy tray of sushi while other students just had ordinary sandwiches. The third level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs is associated with love and belonging. These needs are met through pleasing relationships with family members, friends, and other people with who individuals interact with. Claire’s love/belongingness needs are met by trying to have friends with high social standings, a poor relationship with her parents, and having sexual intimacy with boys in her social group. Claire told Brian that on Monday when they go to school, they would no longer be friends because she was…

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