Table of Contents
Purpose of the report: 3
Interesting factors of the study: 3
Structure of the study: 3
Section One: 3
Description of the character and reason of choosing the character: 3
Personality of the character: 5
Trait Theory: 6
Motivation of the character: 6
Three needs theory of David C. McClelland: 7
Vroom’s Expectancy theory: 8
Conclusion about Motivation. 9
Reference List 10
Personality of a person imitates the behavior of the human being. It reflects the psycho physical system that demonstrates the behavior of the individual in a certain situation. The personality of every person is different from one another. In this particular report the analyst is focused on analyzing the personality of the chosen character, Matt Perry in the film Healing. It shows that the person motivates the prisoners to give them a better life (Rawat, 2015). The motivational theory is used to identify the way of motivation that Matt Perry gives to the prisoners. Matt Perry was highly motivated to do something unique for the broken men of the prison. The individuals were frustrated about their life within the prison. At the same time the character chosen here had also motivational power to motivate the prisoners.
Purpose of the report:
The purpose of the report is to analyze the character of Matt Perry in the film Healing. The report analyzes the personality factor of the character chosen in the study. The study is mostly concerned about the fact that how the character influence the other character of the film. The study also analyzes that the motivational power of the character. How Matt Perry motivates the prisoners in order to give them a better life is explained here. The managerial skill of the character is also explained in this particular report.
Interesting factors of the study:
The interesting factor of the study is to demonstrating the character of Matt Perry as a good motivator of frustrated people. The study aligns this character with a good manager who is able to handle a lot of bad people having a chance to be reformed. The study shows a character who is a senior case worker in a prison which is a low security prison having a great ability to build motivation among the frustrated people of the prison.
Structure of the study:
The study briefly describes the character of Matt Perry in the film Healing and also shows why the analyst have chosen this character for his study. The study is related to the behavior of Matt Perry in order to describe the personality of the character. The analyst has also explains the motivating ability of the character chosen here. The character poses some managerial skills with him that helped him to influence others.
Description of the character and reason of choosing the character:
The analyst of the report has chosen the film ‘Healing’ as his case Study. He has particularly chosen the character named Matt Perry as the character to be analyzed. The film is directed by Craig Monahan (Busse, 2011). The writers of this film are Craig Monahan and Alison Nisselle. The character chosen here from the film is played by Hugo Weaving. The film is inspired by the real factors of the life. It is a powerful and redemption story. The character of this study has discovered hope and sprit of healing among the broken men of the prison (Steiner and Wooldredge, 2015). The place of the film is plotted in a most unlike place for the most unlike persons. The character of the story is a senior case worker at Won Wron. It was a prison that has a very low security. The prison had a very non- threatening environment where the prisoners were not safe there. The character of Matt Perry was reflected by another character named Viktor Kahdem (Krah, 2011). In order to analyse the character of Matt Perry the analyst need to introduce the character of Victor Kahdem. Victor Kahdem was a prisoner in that prison. He was a man who had almost given his life up in the prison due to very low security provided in the prison of the film. In the prison there were many prisoners who have faced with a lot of problem in their life (Nylander, 2015). Especially in the prison these prisoners have faced a lot of security issue that make his life frustrated. Viktor Kahdem was that kind of prisoner who was also frustrated in his life and almost given his life up due to low security and non-threatening of the prison. But he was the only prisoner who noticed that there are some individual in the prison who can be reformed. Against the odds in the film Victor Kahdem had met Matt Perry. He was case worker in the prison and his duty was to ensure the safety of the prisoners. The character always wanted to assist the prisoner in order to build social skill among the prisoners(Bayuk, 2015). The duty of Matt Perry was focused on the reforming the prisoners of the prison as a good human being. He also tried to build emotional skills among the individuals of the prisoners that would help them in being a good person in their life. As a case worker his responsibility was to establish correctional system in order to make correction of the habit of the prisoners. Matt Perry was that kind of case worker who provides critical connection between the security system of the prison and social service. He had an advisory capacity that helps the criminals of the prison to rehabilitate and reintroduce them back in their life and society. In the film it has been seen that Matt Perry interacts with the prisoners in a daily basis (Kristjánsson, 2012). He was used to analyze the tendencies of the psychology of the criminals. He was also responsible for relating the past behavior of the prisoner with their present behavior. In this film it can be seen that Matt Perry had introduced unique program in order to rehabilitate the broken men of the prison.
The analyst has chosen this character because this character is a very good example of an efficient motivator who was able to rehabilitate the broken individual of the prison. The study is focused about analyzing the motivation theory. For this character would be a good example for analyzing the theory. The analyst of the report also wants to analyze the personality theory. The character of the reports shows a good personality who was very much capable of analyzing the behavior of the prisoners. He was a unique person who had thought of a unique program to rehabilitate the broken individual of the prison. It shows that the character has an extrovert type of personality. He gave the prisoners a responsibility of rehabilitation of injured raptors. It was a kind of bird like beautiful and fearsome eagle or owls. The prisoner can learn rehabilitation in their own life through this work (Magbojos, 2012). This shows that Matt Perry had also good managerial skills that helped him to handle all broken men of the prison.
Personality of the character:
Personality of an individual reflects the human behavior of an individual. Personality is the sum of total of an individual’s psycho physical system that demonstrates the behavior of the individual in a certain situation. Personality can be different from one person to another depending on the psycho physical aspect of the individual. In this particular report the analyst is focused on analyzing the personality of the chosen character. In the movie it can be seen that Matt Perry had a very unique personality. He always wanted to do something different in order to reform the characters of individuals in the prison (Bosone et al. 2015). There are various types of personalities depending on the traits of the person. In this movie it can be seen that Matt Perry had extrovert type of personality. The analyst has defined the personality of the character as extrovert because he is sociable, friendly, lively, expressing his feeling and ideas openly. The character was very much suitable and successful for the position of case worker. He used to interact with lots of criminal in the prison. In the film the prison had been shown is with very low security and non-threatening. For handling this kind of prison the character poses a firm personality (Miller, 2015). He tends to work faster and avoided complicated procedure in the work. His personality was matched with type ‘A’ personality. In this type of personality the people are of very hard working and highly achievement oriented. For example handling the broken men in the prison was not an easy job and in this he was ultimately successful in rehabilitating those men. In this case the Matt Perry was a successful case worker in his position. The analyst of the report wants to analyze the personality of the character through using the following personality theory.
Psychologists have tried to understand personality on the basis on individual’s traits. Traits are the unique characteristics of an individual which makes that individual different from others. The more the characteristics are frequent in a diverse situation the more the individual can be identified by the important traits (Mukherjee et al 2012). In the prison there are many case workers who have the responsibility of safety. But Matt Perry was the only character who had thought the well being of the individual of the prison. This implies the unique characteristics of Matt Perry that made him different from others. Trait theory of the chosen character are based on the following assumptions-
1) Traits can be common to many individuals but vary according to absolute amounts between the individuals. For example there are many other case workers in the responsibility of safety of the individuals of the prison. All the case workers used to do their work according to their job. But Matt Perry was the only person who was able to understand the pathetic situation of the individuals who stayed at low security prison. Matt Perry was unique kind of person who has thought about the broken man of the prison. He has a desire do something unique from others.
2) Traits are relatively stable. Their consistent occurrence influences the behavior of human being (Güntert and Wehner, 2015). For example the character chosen here were of consistent effort in order for well being of the individual of the prisoners. He was confident that if the individuals became successful in rehabilitating the injured birds, they would definitely be able to rehabilitate themselves also. The emotional stability that was remained inside Matt Perry led him to initiate a unique program for the person of the prison.
3) One’s trait can be measured by the indicator of his or her behavior. The character chosen from the film Healing was friendly with the individual of the prison and thus he was very much able to understand the psychological factors of those persons (Hoffman and Shipper, 2012).
Big Five Personality Theory:
There is another personality theory named big 5 personality theory that defines the strong personality of Matt Perry that is described below:
Extraversion: This element of big five theory explains the sociability, talkativeness, assertiveness and high amount of emotional value that a person have. In the movie ‘Healing’ it can be seen that Matt Perry is a very kind hearted person with a high amount of emotional value who always wanted to rehabilitate the broken men of the prison.
Agreeableness: This dimension of big five personality theory describes the trust, kindness and affection that a person have. Matt Perry was that kind of case worker who was very trustable to all the individual of the prison.
Conscientiousness: This dimension describes the thoughtfulness of a person. Matt Perry was a very highly goal oriented person whose goal was to rehabilitate the broken men of the prison.
Neuroticism: Individual in this trait dimension experience emotional instability, moodiness and sadness. Matt Perry felt sad for the person of the prison.
Openness: This feature of describes imagination and insight that person have. Matt Perry in the movie ‘Healing’ has a great power of insight that helped him to see the scope of rehabilitation of some individual of the prison.
Motivation of the character:
Motivation can be defined as the inner state of individual’s mind that activate and directs the behavior of the individuals. Motivation makes the individuals to do something. It is defined as willingness of individual to exert efforts towards achieving the goal. In the film ‘Healing’ it can be seen that Matt Perry was highly motivated to do something unique for the broken men of the prison. The individual in the prison were having a lot of bad condition in the prison is of low security and has non-threatening environment (Güntert and Wehner, 2015). The individuals were frustrated about their life within the prison. There was an individual named Victor Kahdem who was about to give up in his life. The life of this Victor Kahdem especially motivated Matt Perry to do something for the rehabilitation of the broken men of the prison. At the same time the character chosen here had also motivational power. He had the power to influence others. The motivation of the chosen character has been the following motivational theory-
Three needs theory of David C. McClelland:
According to this theory the individuals who have acquired a particular need behave differently from those who do not have. This theory focuses on three needs of individuals that correspond to the motivation of the character chosen in this study. The three needs are explained below:
Need for achievement: This is the drive to excel, to achieve in relation to the set of standard and to strive for getting success. Need for achievement is related to directing the behavior towards competition with a standard of excellence (Mihail and Kloutsiniotis, 2014). In this case it can be seen that the character of Matt Perry is very much successful in his position of Case worker. He always wanted to achieve high in his position. As he was a high achiever in his position and wants to make difference in his job, he performed better than any case worker who had a moderate or low need for achievement in their job. The desire to achieve more in his life led him to something special for his workplace. He was very kind hearted man and he wanted to empathize with the broken man of the prison. He found a scope that some person can be rehabilitated and for this he initiated a unique program.
Need for power: The need for power is concerned with making impact on others. It is related to the desires of influencing others and an urge to change people. In this case it can be seen that the chosen character of the film had great influence on the broken men of the prison. The individual of the prison were very much eager to listen to the suggestion provided by chosen character (Wadhwa and Kim, 2015). This film had been introduced an eagle named Yasmine that was an important character of the film. It acts like a treatment to the broken men of the prison. Matt Perry was very much confident that if the eagle and Victor Kahdem tame with each other anything can be possible (Miller, 2015). With this much of confidence he has the ability to influence the individuals of the prison. He had a desire to exercise control over the individuals of the prison. The character also posed a good concept of leader-follower relation. Matt Perry acted as very good leader for the broken man of the prison. The individuals of the prison was inspired the words of Matt Perry that helped them to start their life in a new way.
Need of affiliation: This need is defined by the desire of establishing and maintaining friendly and warm relation with others (Simuth, 2015). These kinds of people have strong desires for acceptance and approval of from other people. These people have a tendency of fulfilling the wishes of those people whose friendship and companionship they value. In this case it can be seen that Victor Kahdem had become an important person to the chosen character. He wanted do something different for Victor Kahdem and the individual who were like Victor Kahdem. He introduced a unique program of for the broken individual of the prison for rehabilitating those individual (Yahne, Jackson and Tollestrup, 2015). Matt Perry was very friendly in nature. The individual in the prison used to fell free in sharing their problem with him. He was very much accepted by the people.
Vroom’s Expectancy theory:
Vroom’s Expectancy theory of motivation assumes the behavior of the person results conscious choices among the alternatives whose purpose is to maximize the pleasure as well as to minimize the pain. The performance of a person depends on the factors of the individuals like personality, knowledge, abilities, knowledge as well as skills (Parente, Stephan and Brown, 2012). It is being stated that the performance as well as motivations is linked in the motivation of a person.
Expectancy: It defines the belief that increases the effort and it leads to the performance and satisfaction. In this case, Matt Perry achieves success and recognizes by people for their great successful as a case worker. He works itself to be recognizable and influences the individuals within the prison and he fulfills their responsibility towards their work (Sendler, 2011). Matt Perry is the individual who decide to behave in a certain way as motivated to select a particular behavior over other behaviors and expect the result of that selected behavior. Matt Perry was confident that if the individual become successful in rehabilitating the injured bird they would be able to rehabilitate themselves also. This confidence made him give more effort in curing the broken men of the prison.
Instrumentality: It is the belief that if a person will perform well in their workplace then it gives a valued outcome that will be received (Westra and Aviram, 2013). In this case, Matt Perry has a strong desire for acceptance as well as approval from other people. They have a tendency to fulfill others wishes whose friendship and companionship they value. He is the person who always helps others in their need (Singh, 2013). In return they are wishing to get reward that is presented in the form of recognition or sense of accomplishment. He forms trust within the mind of the individuals of the prison. The individuals of the prison trust him as Matt Perry was highly motivated to do something unique for the broken men of the prison. The individuals were frustrated about their life within the prison. Therefore, Matt Perry supports and motivates them.
Valence: It is the significance that the personality places ahead the expected outcome. The valence is positive then the individual can prefer attaining the outcome to not attaining it. It is the significance that is being connected by an individual regarding the expected outcome. In this case, Matt Perry motivates the individuals that are based on their needs, values as well as goals (Tonidandel, Braddy and Fleenor, 2012). Therefore, the individuals are giving value to the personality of Matt Perry. The individual of the prison had a belief that it the result of the effort that Matt Perry is evolving would give a successful result.
Conclusion about Motivation
In the film “Healing” it is being seen that the character Matt Perry is motivated to do some unique thing for the individuals of the prison. The individuals have a lot of problems and they need support from someone to avoid their frustrated life. There was an individual named as Victor Kahdem who gives up with his life. The life of Victor Kahdem motivated Matt Perry to do something for the rehabilitation of the broken men within the prison. He has the wish to influence others and motivates to reach a high position in life. In this cycle, thoughts influence the behavior, and behaviors drive the performance. The performance has an impact on the thoughts of an individual. With this much of confidence he has the ability to influence the individuals of the prison. He had a desire to exercise control over the individuals of the prison. The character also posed a good concept of leader-follower relation. The individuals who have acquired a particular need behave differently from those who do not have. The motivational theory signifies the character of Matt Perry as a successful case worker who is able to handle lot of bad people those are having a chance to be reformed. Matt Perry is the senior case worker who motivates the frustrated individuals of the prison. Victor Kahdem is the individual who was about to give up in his life. The life of this Victor Kahdem especially motivated Matt Perry. At the same time the character chosen here had also motivational power.
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