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Unformatted text preview: and acceptance from his wife, who is divorcing him. Oscar, on the other hand, seems to fufill his social need through his friends who are like his family, as displayed in their poker nights. He doesn’t seem to care about his family as much as Felix does since he is separated from his wife and fails to send his monthly alimony and child support checks. In terms of esteems, Felix feels the need for order. He is obsessed with keeping everything in his life clean and tidy which he views as an internal achievement. Oscar feels the need for autonomy, which falls in the internal need of esteem. This is clearly demonstrated when he lashes out at Felix for his obsessive cleanliness and throws a plate of spaghetti over the kitchen sink. Both men don’t seem to concerned with external needs of esteem....
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- Spring '09