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Introduction In the film Falling Down the main character D-FENS played by Michael Douglas deals with many ongoing social pressures that ultimately lead to his demise At the start of his day D-FENS long-accumulated personal problems hit a boiling point and carry the man to a severe mental breakdown He abandons his grid locked car during a traffic jam and decides to walk to the place he calls home Viewers are later opened to the fact that the place he would like to call home no longer welcomes him nor does the wife and child he left behind Throughout the day his goal to reach his x-wife and daughters residence in Venice Beach California acts as his motivation This circumstance brings him in contact with many people who add to his already perturbed mental state Inflated prices at a Korean-owned quickie-mart a run-in with gang members on their piece of shit hill Schumacher Falling Down and a modern day Neo-NAZI are some of the many factors that contribute to the characters irrational behavior After sitting through the entire duration of this 1 hour 53 minute film it is apparent that the main character suffers from Antisocial and Borderline personality disorders and mood and stress related psychological disorders Motivation Motivation the cause of an organisms behavior or the reason that an organism carries out some activity Huffman 410 drives D-FENS on his journey homeward Motivation involves a need a drive and a goal The characters need is one for love and feelings of belonging Huffman 410 which is defined by American psychologist Abraham Maslow in his hierarchy of motives D-FENS who viewers can assume has been split from his wife and daughter for sometime felt that the place he once called home is where he could find this sense of love and belonging Since his divorce D-FENS had been residing with his mother who fulfilled his primary level
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