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A Beautiful Mind - Analysis

By | September 2012
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A Beautiful Mind

- Mike E

John Nash was a very intelligent intellectual. Nash was living in a dream that ended up turning into a nightmare. He thought he could develop a formula that would change life forever. The part that I came to realize is that life doesn’t work out if we try to solve it like an equation. This is what Nash came to realize when he made his equilibrium. It wasn’t about coming up with a way to change life; it was about coming up with a way to live life to its fullest. His equilibrium eventually became very popular and would win him a Nobel Prize at the end of the movie. Overall, I would definitely say that this movie is one of the best movies I have ever seen. The story behind it is truly beautiful.

John Nash suffered from a disorder called Schizophrenia. In this movie, Schizophrenia was portrayed by Nash imagining all of these people that he thought were his actual friends and acquaintances. Those people may not be real, but they still played a major role in John’s life. John’s Schizophrenia also led to him imagining events such as the top secret government work that he was assigned to deal with. Nash was given medication to help spoof his Schizophrenia, but the medication refrained him from doing his “work,” and so he stopped taking it. He would soon figure out how to deal with the hallucinations by simply ignoring them by not feeding them his attention. In the movie, Nash said the following, which proved to be a valid statement: “No, but I’ve gotten used to ignoring them, and as a result, they’ve kind of given up on me. I think that’s sort of what it’s like with dreams and nightmares. We’ve got to keep feeding them for them to stay alive.” That quote would sum up his way of living with Schizophrenia without the need of medication. Dr. Rosen would also state that Schizophrenia would only trigger with stress.

I noticed in the beginning of the movie, when Nash met his...

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