Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a description of all the needs that our bodies and minds may face in our lifetime. It has the needs from physical (hunger, thirst, etc.) to emotional or mental (love, happiness, etc.). I believe that Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is correct because as I was watching it, it seemed to be relate to me in some ways. Especially the hunger need for example, when I was younger I always used to get in trouble for stealing food from the cupboards, pantry, fridge, etc. And just like the lady said in the video, one is likely to steal food when they're hungry, that's why I felt like I related to that need very well because I have stolen food from my house. Another need that I feel like I kind of relate to is the need for love and happiness. For the past month, I haven't been all too happy because of something, so when the lady in the video was talking about those needs, I felt like those related to me in certain ways. So yes, I feel like this argument is correct because of how somewhat easy it was for me to relate to the needs that were talked about in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
In Oprah Winfrey's interview with Elie Wiesel, they talked about Elie's experience and suffering during the Holocaust. It seemed like they both went through each horrific event of Elie's Holocaust experience one by one. They talked about the food situation that they all went through like the rations of bread and soup, Elie's dad and how he tried to stay with him and not lose him and how he eventually died, and just the suffering he and all of the other Jews had in general. When Oprah had him talk about those things that happened to him at camp, Elie seemed to be quite upset because it seemed to have brought back painful memories that made him sad. It seemed like Oprah wanted to hear him talk about every single event that happened to him at camp, from when the people took him away from his home to when his father died at the camp. Oprah asked him a lot of questions about things that had happened to him and his father and other peers around them. Elie seemed a little sad during the whole interview because of the memories that were brought back to him, yet he seemed relieved that what had happened to him never killed him.
When it came to Elie being very protective over his father, that was something that I would have definitely done similarly. Except for me it would be my mother that I would be protective over since I would not have been able to be with my dad. If I were at camp, my mother, or anyone in my family, dying would be the last thing that I would want to happen because that would just kill me. I never want to experience any family member of mine, or a friend, dying, that would just be so awful to witness. Elie tried everything and in every way he could to make sure that his dad was okay and to keep him from dying. Unfortunately, his father did die, but Elie, for most of the camp time, tried every way he could to keep his father alive.
When it came to Elie getting his gold crown taken out, he tried all he could to get it postponed by claiming that he wasn't feeling well at the time. If I were in that situation, chances are I probably would have just let it happen because I don't think I would have had the guts to come up with an excuse like Elie did. Because if I were in the camp, I would try my hardest not to get on the German's bad side, so I would try to listen and obey because I would not have wanted to die.
When it came towards the end of the story, when Elie knew that the end of his father's life was approaching, I probably would have maybe just let it happen, because that seemed to be what his father wanted. He wanted to be left alone to die so that he would not have to suffer any longer. But Elie didn't want that to happen because he wanted his father to keep living his life if leaving the camp was a possibility because he just wanted his father to have a chance. But his father had become to hurt, physically and emotionally, to continue on with his life so that was the reason why he just wanted it to end. And if that was what my parent wished for, then I probably would have just respected their wish and let it happen.