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A Beautiful Mind

John Nash freely admits to his roommate at Princeton, Charles, that he is far more adept at dealing with numbers than he is at interacting with people, and it is immediately obvious that his social...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2020 5:09 pm UTC

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At the start of the movie, John Nash is full of vanity and ambition. He thinks highly of himself—and he isn’t entirely inaccurate in thinking he is a genius. However, he is altogether arrogant. He...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019 6:08 pm UTC

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"Finding patterns where no patterns exist" simply refers to John Nash's tragic mental affliction of paranoid schizophrenia. Individuals with paranoid schizophrenia can have troubling symptoms...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2019 9:40 pm UTC

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John Nash realizes that he has hallucinations at the climax of the film. In this scene, the setting of the climax is Princeton, New Jersey in 1956. Nash takes his baby up the stairs for a bath...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2019 1:21 pm UTC

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At the open of A Beautiful Mind, John Nash is presented as a promising young student who has returned from World War 2. Although he has trouble with other students, specifically Hansen, he shows...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 8:23 pm UTC

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A young John Nash observes a strange ceremony in the Princeton faculty club. A professor is being handed pens by his colleagues. It's a mark of respect, a recognition that a professor has made a...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2019 8:54 am UTC

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Before John's schizophrenia is diagnosed, he and Alicia enjoy a fairly normal, stable marriage. They have a child, and John secures a high-paying job at a prestigious laboratory that does work for...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 3:24 am UTC

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The opening scene in A Beautiful Mind shows how different John Nash is from everyone else around him. The first words of the film attest to the importance of mathematicians. The aspiring math...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2016 8:13 am UTC

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At the age of 30, mathematician John Nash suffered his first episode of schizophrenia. In the biography A Beautiful Mind, Sylvia Nasar describes several pressures and stressors combined to shatter...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2020 3:55 am UTC

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Journalist Sylvia Nasar wrote a biographical account of John Nash in A Beautiful Mind. Nash certainly encountered difficult challenges in his personal and professional lives. Nash started working...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 12:59 pm UTC

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The biography A Beautiful Mind, by Sylvia Nasar, and the movie based on it tell the story of a brilliant economist and mathematician tortured by debilitating episodes of schizophrenia. John Forbes...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2018 4:58 pm UTC

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In many ways A Beautiful Mind is about one man's constant struggle to attain self-fulfillment, to pursue what to him is an art-form, while dealing with the inability to control his thoughts. The...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019 1:44 pm UTC

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After being hospitalized, John Nash receives insulin shock therapy for his schizophrenia. He's also put on a course of first-generation anti-psychotic medication. Before long, though, Nash has...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2019 8:00 am UTC

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In director Ron Howard’s adaptation of Sylvia Nasar’s biography of gifted mathematician and Nobel Prize recipient John Nash, A Beautiful Mind, the titular character’s mental illness manifests...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2019 9:10 pm UTC

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The themes of individuality and love in A Beautiful Mind are expressed in a variety of ways. First, John Nash's very unique and individual point of view is demonstrated by the artistic choice to...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019 1:32 am UTC

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John is at Princeton pursuing a graduate degree when he becomes aware of the fact that a large portion of his experiences are delusions caused by schizophrenia. Throughout his struggles with his...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019 2:52 am UTC

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What do you mean by "diagnostic impression"? Do you want me to diagnose what his condition might be? Which character is "in question"? Please be more specific and more detailed.

Latest answer posted April 28, 2008 6:58 pm UTC

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The precise nature of John Nash's illness is a matter of considerable debate to this day. At the time when he first started showing symptoms of his illness—delusions and hallucinations—he was way...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2019 9:45 am UTC

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