Life Is Beautiful

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“A Beautiful mind Reaction Paper”

Based on the book by Sylvia Nasara. This is a film that tells us the story about John Nash, a new graduate of Princeton University and a recipients of the prestigious Carnegie price for mathematics.During this time of his stay, he unknowingly developed an illness called schizophrenia wherein he halluvinates about certain events and people. My responses to A Beautiful Mind differed from each point in the movie. At first my impression was how intelligent John Nash was, as most people who suffer from mental illness are, as studies have shown. The feeling of sorrow came over me , as I watched him struggle with the feelings of loneliness and depression, he struggled to find focus for his project and a place in the student hierarchy. I wondered if it was because of his lack of family support that he became socially awkward, and his lack of correct emotional responses in social situations. His interactions with women amused me and troubled me. His bluntness in asking for sexual favors and his reaction to their responses seized to amaze me. I was surprised when he developed a relationship with a woman because of his lack of social skills, and bluntness towards them. I was happy for him, but it still made me wonder about his lack of family support, and love in the home how he would deal with a long term relationship, and problems that arise with the needs of the other individual and how he would handle the issues. It made me angry and wonder about his family. They showed absent and non-involvement in his life and in his wedding. He never got the care, support and the love that every child should feel during the childhood, and the teenage years that is needed for healthy development of social skills that are needed for survival in this day and age. Intellect alone can be damaging in a child's social skills, and how he relates and interacts with his peers. I believe more than anything else, this movie focuses on perceptions of...
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