"What About Bob" Vs. "A Beautiful Mind"

Topics: Nobel Prize, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, What About Bob? Pages: 3 (1036 words) Published: October 13, 2014
Comparison Paper
Watching these two movies, “What about Bob?” And “A Beautiful Mind” really opens your eyes to problems that many people in our world face throughout their daily lives. These movies provide us with an opportunity to become better acquainted with the reality of disorders and help us realize that real people do struggle with these issues and that these issues can affect the person themselves or their family or even their psychiatrist. But what we also can learn from these movies is that everyone, even people with disorders, can contribute good things to the world around them.

In “A Beautiful Mind,” John Nash is a smart man who soon develops schizophrenia. His schizophrenia consists of seeing people and believing people are out to get him. His schizophrenia becomes so bad that it burdens his wife and friends. It becomes difficult for his wife to love him and she is uncomfortable around him. At one point in the movie, his delusions cause him to almost drown his baby and cause him to knock his wife on the ground. John Nash, after going to a mental hospital, and seeing a therapist, still had bad delusions, but, he was so smart that he himself figured out how to ignore his delusions and continue on with life semi-normally. Although Nash still has schizophrenia he is still super intelligent and uses his intelligence too help the world around him. Nash goes on to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work on game theory, which helps with economics, political science, and psychology, as well as logic and biology. The Nobel Prize is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics, generally regarded as the most prestigious award for that field. Receiving this award proves that even though Nash has a terrible disorder he is still able to contribute a lot to the world around him.

John Nash also contributes his knowledge to young college students. Nash, after figuring out how to control his delusions began again working at...
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