In what ways do you see changes in John Nash’s personality throughout the second third of the movie?

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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 himself to be a brilliant and put-together student in college. He is constantly hounded by the possibility that he is not as good as other students; this is amplified in the beginning by scenes like the game of Go that he plays against Hansen. He thinks differently and is shown to the audience as a person that thinks outside the box—“Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity”—this quote is meant to show the fact that he is a genius, and sets up his eventual success in finding unknown equations and ideas. In the...

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