International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2019)

Hierarchy of needs in Button Button by Richard Matheson


Amit Chaturvedi

The story explores the real life’s requirement of a normal person. The story through the character analyzes the natural instincts and the life’s basic safety requirements of life. The main protagonist is a female character named Norma. The thesis analyses the protagonist, Norma’s requirement of daily life. The story itself explores and analyses the basic human requirements using a hierarchy chart. According to this theory, person’s feeling for future safety requirements are stronger than love needs. Humans have strong sentiments for its family, parents and beloved. They make every effort and can bear pain to earn comforts for them. Still the theory of Hierarchy of Needs stress on the fact that people’s priorities are the protection and safety in future as the future is uncertain, ambiguous and. No one knows what lies in the womb of the future. So it’s the nature of the humans that their whole life revolves around ways to secure future. So the special feeling of love takes the backseat. The uncertain future makes the people work hard towards prioritizing their requirements for life. Uncertain future makes people insecure, under-confident and doubtful.
Pages : 63-64