Beautiful Mind Essays

2473 Words May 19th, 2012 10 Pages
CMI Kowats Pd. 4
March 12, 2011
A Beautiful Mind Questions

Section 1:
1. Describe the opening sequence when John Nash sees the others. What patterns does he see?
Why is this important? • John sees patterns on the man’s tie, and relates it to reflections of light and shapes. This shows his analytical mind, and his ability to relate two arbitrary things to geometry and math.
2. What is Nash's role at Princeton? • Nash is a graduate student at Princeton. He is also famous for being one of two recipients of the Carnegie Prize for math.
3. What are the prizes the students talk about? • The students talk about the Carnegie Prize, which John Nash and Martin Hansen both win.
4. How does Nash relate to the
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If people go against each other, one will win and one will lose.
6. Compare the dating customs in this section to those in your culture. • The customs in this time period seem relatively the same, but both more subtle and more intimate.
7. What would you like to be your "achievement of a lifetime"? • I would like to be known for something special and helpful, but I am impartial to what it will be.

Section 2:
1. What is John's theory? Explain it in your own words. Why is it important? • John’s theory is that, contrary to at-that-time-modern ideas, people in a group must not only do what’s best for themselves, but also what’s best for the whole, in order to thrive. He tried applying this to games as well.
2. What does John get for his theory? • John gets recognition for his theory, and his first choice for job placement.
3. Describe John's relationship to the others after he gets the prize. Does he have friends now? • John always had acquaintances, but now he was accepted socially amongst Sol, Bender, and Hansen.
4. What is John's job? • He works in governing dynamics at MIT, Wheeler Labs.
5. What code does he break? • He breaks a code detailing enemy, Russian, telecommunication as well as deciphering coordinates.
Further Discussion:
1. “Google” Adam Smith: the father of modern economics, the invisible hand, etc. How does John's theory compare to Adam

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