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A Difficult Equation

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A Difficult Equation Charles Hsueh
Difficulties should be seen as challenges to strive towards, hoping that one day; one can defend, control and solve the unsolvable equation. Permanent sickness may be an everlasting nightmare as it can affect patients in many ways yet losing hope should never be on the list. Similarly in an encouraging film, “A beautiful mind”, inspired by true events of the main character, John Nash who is unfortunately a victim trapped in the darkness and cannot escape from its claw. The story starts before his psychotic break, where he uses his unbelievable talent in mathematics and understanding to its fullest. Not long after, Nash becomes hallucinated with imaginary peers who give out negative advices such as being a spy and kill his own wife for him to follow. As the Movie concludes, he represented the symbol of hope that seems to never give up even to a point where the disease cannot be fixed and instead he controlled it. This proves that even in the darkest times there will still be an answer to every equation. It is just in a matter of time. The film is in some ways, quite fascinating as it gives those who feel rejected from the society a sense of similarity and belonging through the effects of brilliance, illness and its illusions thus breaking all the barriers that prevent unity of all individuals.

To begin with, the film introduced brilliance of one whose thoughts and actions are different, thus it changes the society’s view on that particular. It is evident in the film that Nash has an outstanding talent and proved it by completing a remarkably high accomplishment in Howard without even attending a single class. He believes that classes can only destroy one’s creativity like a box full of conventions. Outside of the box, he walks yet only finds himself humiliated by surrounding peers. Similarly in nowadays, when one is unique or in another words, different among others, they find...
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