Maslow’s hierarchy of needs shows the needs that we are likely to achieve during our lives. The bottom stages on the pyramid symbolized our basic needs and these needs must be satisfied before meeting the higher stages.
The first stage of Maslow’s hierarchy is the need for physiological. It is our basic needs, our instincts, such as drinking and eating. Thereby, in this stage people need to satisfy their desire for food, water, health, shelter and breathing. Renaldo is now suffering from the lack of money which belongs to the first stage. It could potentially be a cause to harm uncle Bob because he is now failing to a situation that he might not satisfy the basic needs of his family. He is also not interested in saving the world with uncle Bob and more interested in financial achievements.
The second stage is safety, which is the security of our body, morality, family, resources, poverty and health. If someone is not feeling safe towards someone, it could be the possible reason for this crime. Marcia felt the same as she once felt in her childhood when she was with Bob which made her insecure.
The third stage of Maslow’s theory is love and belonging; for example, the friendship, family, social interaction, intimacy and affection. Alex, his son did not think his father understands him and he is struggling with the family issue. This could potentially trigger the harm to uncle Bob.
The fourth stage is achieving esteem. Having low self-esteem or no respect of others, this could potentially trigger the commitment of this crime.
The last stage is achieving self-actualization, which is the final stage of Maslow’s theory. Bob’s sister who is trying to achieve master’s degree is the example of achieving self-actualization. His sister also indicates that she did not feel the strong bonding between Bob and herself after all those years. This could potentially trigger the crime as well.
The first suspect is Bob’s sister who reunited with Bob after 20 years...